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 University of
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Alumni
Fall 1993
Volume 47
Number 2
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Volume 47
Number 2
Fall 1993
Board of Management
Editor
Elected Members
Chris Petty, MFA'86
President
Jim Stich,
Assistant Editor
BSc'71,DMD75
Dale Fuller
Past President
Martin Glynn,
Contributors
BA(Hons)74, MBA76
Katie Eliot
Sr. Vice President
Debra L. Browning,
Pat Higinbotham
Lynn Melcombe
LLB'80
Carla Weaver
Treasurer
Dickson Wong,
BCom'88
Cover
Members-at-Large '92-'94
Unlike the dinosaurs in Jurassic
Pamela Friedrich, BA'67
Gary Moore, BCom'76, MBA'82
Louanne Twaites, BSc(Pharm)'53
Park, this monster was not recreated
from a fossilized insect trapped in
amber, but was made from scratch
Members-at-Large '93-'95
Beryl March, BA'42, MSA'62, DSc{Hon)'88
Patricia Smith, BA'80, LLB'85
in the computer science labs of a
university on the northwest coast of
Grace Wong, BEd'74, MBA'83
North America. For more details and
photos, see page 23.
Executive Director
Deborah Apps
Editorial Committee
Ron Burke
Steve Crombie
Katip Clint
The UBC Alumni Chronicle is
Dale Fuller
Chris Petty
Sue Watts
Carla Weaver
Don Wells
published 3 times
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Association, 6251 Cecil Green
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Mending the Cord
Dr. John Steeves offers hope to spinal cord
injury victims with his research
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Homecoming '93
Special pull-out section to give you all the
information you need for a fun weekend at UBC
Coming of Age in Computer Science
Computer Science, proud of 2 5 years of
achievements, looks forward to the future.
23
26
Thriving on Change:
Management Education in the '90s
First rate instruction and state-of-the-art technology
make a modern business school competitive
Alumni News
4
Jim Stich's Column
4
David Strangway's Column
6
Faculty News
14
Class Acts
28
Editor's View
38 Less Money, More Service:
The Association Meets the Challenge
Une ofthe realities of modern university life is that dwindling supplies of money must finance increased demands for service. Our
services, which include this magazine, support for division and
branch activity, reunions, student/alumni events and more, must
be extended to our current membership, which runs about
r"     ~~^Z~ 1     ! 00,000, and to an additional 4,000
^t|^^ to 6,000 new members every year.
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l#^h J^HR with ^ewer dollars.
The Alumni Association, along with
other units within the university, will
receive less money this year to provide services. Our operating budget
has been reduced by 10%. To deal
with this, we have taken a fresh look
at our priorities. We struck a transition committee and took the challenge of increasing services to faculties and their alumni with reduced funding. The committee has
recommended that we create a new model for our relationship with
alumni divisions.
We know that many of our members feel their strongest ties to
the faculty, school or department they graduated from, and many
others feel a strong attachment to some other university group.
Our divisions have played an important part in our development
over the years, but this year we have placed a new emphasis on affiliating division programs more closely with these various university components. This way, we can work with the faculties, schools
and departments to avoid duplication in services, and we can enhance these services in spite of having less money to do it with.
Work on this model will be ongoing.
One ofthe strengths ofthe Alumni Association has always
been the core of committed volunteers who share their time and
expertise. As pressure on our funding base increases, we must depend more and more on the dedication of our members and on
their willingness to support the activities of this organization.
On a more festive note, I would like to invite all our members
to come celebrate Homecoming '93. We have been working closely
with the university this year to make this an exciting event.
Included in the centre pages ofthis issue is a pull-out schedule
of all the activities for this year's Homecoming. Please take a moment to check out the program, and give us a call if you have any
questions.
We all carry strong memories of our time at UBC. Whether we
remember it for the life-long friends we met, for the magnificent
setting or for the world-class education we received, UBC played a
large part in all our lives. I encourage you to come home for a
weekend and see the growth, see the changes, and revel for a few
hours in the glorious past.
James Stich, BSc'71, DMD'75, President, UBC Alumni Association
Branches:
Coming Events
Denver, Colorado
President David Strangway will
be in Denver Sept. 20 to meet
UBC alumni and guests. The location will be announced in a
special mailing to be sent out
later in the summer.
Williams Lake, B.C.
Dr. Strangway will return to
Williams Lake on Oct. 1 for a reception for all UBC Alumni in
and around the area. He is looking forward to meeting many of
the alumni who had breakfast
with him on his last visit. Grads
in the area will receive invitations and information soon.
Milan, Italy
Nineteen Canadian university alumni associations responded to the Canadian Consulate
General's invitation to participate in the inaugural Canadian
Universities Night, September
16, 1 993. We'll be there, too.
The event will be held at the Milan Chamber of Commerce and
will provide an opportunity for
alumni who have studied at Canadian universities to get together and promote Canadian
commerce and culture abroad.
McGill will be the host university
for the event.
A special thanks to these
corporations for their sponsorship: Seagram Italia, DHJ Textiles, Moretti Beer, Petro-Canada, Dobson & Sinisi Law Offices,
Diversey, Exeltor Canada,
Laidlaw Italia and Alcan
Alluminio.
UBC alumni in the area are
invited to attend. Invitations will
be mailed in August to alumni
whose addresses are on file.
Others interested in attending
should contact either the
Alumni Association's Branches
Coordinator by telephone (604)
822-331 3 or by fax 822-8928 or
Leonardo O'Grady c/o Dobson &
Sinisi Law Offices, 201 21 Milan,
Italy: (39) (2) 809816, or fax:
(39) (2) 86464548
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dr. Ruth Patrick, University
Librarian will attend a conference at the University of Manitoba during early October. Alumni
interested in meeting with Dr.
Patrick are asked to contact Winnipeg Branch rep, Lt. Col.
E.G.(Ted) Steele at (204) 453-
51 23. In April, alumni had the
opportunity to meet Michael
Goldberg, Dean of Commerce,
at a reception at the Chamber of
Commerce Club.
Past Events
Calgary
Florida weather came to Calgary
for the 3rd Annual Alumni golf
tournament—Florida hurricane
weather! In spite of blowing
hats, competition was intense.
Two MBA grads were in the winning 4-some: Henry Suderman,
'69 and Robert Field, '74. Henry
won closest to the pin, and Martin Hooernaert BA'86 won longest drive.
The Calgary Chapter hearby
challenges the Edmonton Chapter for the right to be called
"The City of Champions." The
issue will be resolved at next
year's tournament to be held in
June. We invite all grads to attend the tournament, and will
accept (and win!) any challenges
made by any other chapter.
For info about how to get
involved in the Calgary Chapter,
call Fyfe at (604) 833-331 3.
Kamloops, B.C.
Congratulations to the 92
University College ofthe
UBC ALUMNI CHRONICLE, FALL 1993 NEWS
Cariboo graduates who received
UBC BA, BEd and BSc degrees at
the 1 993 Convocation ceremony
on June 1 2. Susan Gaye Bell won
the UBC Medal in Arts, Debra
Jane Krueger received the UBC
Medal in Education and Jason
Philipe Cleroux was the recipient
ofthe UBC Medal in Science.
UVic President, David Strong,
was the guest speaker.
Graduates and dignitaries
from UBC, SFU, UVic and UCC
were guests at a reception held
on the previous evening in the
new Campus Activity Centre.
The reception was co-hosted by
the alumni associations of each
ofthe institutions.
Rob McDiarmid, the
Kamloops Branch rep joined UBC
President David Strangway;
Chancellor Les Peterson and his
wife, Agnes; Assoc. Dean of Arts
Graeme Wynn; Assoc. Dean of
Education James Sherrill; and
Assoc. Dean of Science, John
Sams.
A special tribute was paid
to Leslie Peterson whose term
as chancellor expires this year.
During his six years as chancellor, he conferred degrees on
over 36,000 UBC grads.
Kelowna, B.C.
William D. Bowering, President of Okanagan University
College welcomed guests and
congratulated the Class of '93
grads at the Spring Convocation
|       ceremony on June 10, 1993.
Among the grads were 51 who
had UBC BA and BSc degrees
conferred upon them by Chancellor Les Peterson. The UBC/
OUC Medal for Arts or Science
was awarded to June Luanna
McGhee, for her outstanding academic achievements. The Honourable David Lam, B.C.'s Lieutenant Governor, gave the convocation address.
In addition to Chancellor
Peterson and his wife Agnes,
UBC was represented by Assoc.
Dean of Arts Graeme Wynn;
Assoc. Dean of Science John
Sams; and Jeff Peterson, LLB'86,
our Kelowna Branch rep.
Washington, D.C.
Charles Woodruff, BASc'66,
MBA'72, and wife Lynne, Doug
Page MA'87 and wife Patricia,
Laurence Gray BASc'38 and wife
Ray, Addison Lake BASc'46 and
wife Margaret represented UBC
at the 1 7th annual All Canadian
Universities dinner at the Sheraton Chrystal Hotel on May 1 5.
The University of Saskatchewan was the official host for
this year's event. Guest speaker
at the dinner was George Ivany,
U of S president.
Alumni in the Washington,
D.C. area who would like info
about upcoming events should
contact our Branches Coordinator at (604) 822-3313 or fax
(604) 822-8928. Jay Brown, the
Washington Branch rep, can be
reached at (301)294-8803.
A World Of
,f Opportunity knocked
YOU ANSWERED^ door
We will mark the successful conclusion of our campaign with celebrations in Hong Kong (Oct. 25),
Taipei (Oct. 28), Toronto (Nov. 17) and Vancouver
(Nov.22). Invitations will be in the mail soon.
Watch for them!
New Board of Directors Installed
The Alumni Association's new Board of Directors will be introduced
at this year's AGM to be held September 23, at Cecil Green Park
7:30. The AGM has been moved from May to September this year to
coincide with start of the academic term. Members of the 1 993-94
board took office officially on April 1, 1 993. The full list of the
members ofthis year's board appears on page 8.
Divisions:
Coming Events
Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Association is updating its member
listing. Are you an ADPi of years
past? Contact Ann McCutcheon
(604 669-3725) and get involved
in our division, or just find out
what we're up to.
Commerce: The 1 st AGM of the
Commerce Division will be held
in late October. Further information will be available in the next
issue of Viewpoints. All MBA
and BCom grads are welcome to
attend. Contact Commerce
Alumni Services at 822-8545 for
up-to-date information on division activities.
Professors Emeriti: You are invited to a lecture on September
22, 1993 from 2:00-3:30 pm at
Cecil Green Park. SFU Professor
Richard Lipsey, a well-known Canadian economist, will speak on
Riding the Tidal Wave of Economic Change: Canada, the FTA
and the NAFTA.
Please note that parking at
Cecil Green is limited due to
construction. For more information, please call Dr. Robert Clark
at 228-9799.
Medicine: The 8th Annual Medical Alumni Golf Tournament will
be held at the University Golf
Course on September 23, 1 993.
For more info, or to register in a
foursome, please contact the
Divisions Coordinator at 822-
8918.
Nursing: Jackie Campbell will
speak on Family Violence at the
UBC ALUMNI CHRONICLE, FALL 1993 N EWS
In Praise of a Liberal Education
It's become a modern cliche to describe our era as "a period of
tremendous change." But it's a fact: our technological baseline
shifts radically every year, and the economic, political, social and
philosophical verities of only a decade or two ago are, today, seen
as either quaintly naive or hopelessly
old-fashioned.
Our expectations of our universities have changed, too. During the
middle ofthis century, universities
responded to the demands of a
booming economy by producing specialists at the undergraduate level.
Students entering university chose
focused programs that prepared
them for roles in business, government, the arts and education. But the idea ofthe "liberal education" ofthe 19th and early 20th century, stayed alive.
Now, first-year students are even less sure of the kinds of
skills they will need once they graduate and prepare to enter the
workforce. More of them are enrolling in undergrad programs that
provide a base of knowledge in both the arts and sciences, and
that give them the most important tool a university education can
supply: the ability learn. Our incredibly popular Arts One program,
and the development of the Science One program, due for start-up
this year, are part of UBC's response to this phenomenon.
Faculties are continually reviewing their curricula to be sure
they are providing the broad liberal educational base that is the
springboard to many of today's career opportunities. At the same
time, highly specialized post-baccalaureate programs are in even
greater demand. This trend is allowing us to focus undergraduate
education to a more liberal arts and science approach and to ensure that the most needed skill—adaptability—becomes the focus.
Students who have completed generalist degrees in the arts
and sciences have a better idea of how their individual talents fit
into the work world, and are well prepared to take these post baccalaureate degree and diploma programs. Indeed, reports from
BC's community colleges confirm that this: their diploma program
students are more likely than ever to have bachelor's degrees.
I can't stress enough the importance ofthis trend. From my
perspective as a university president, it ensures that undergrad
arts and science programs remain a critical part of students' academic preparations. From my perspective as a member of society,
it ensures the growth and diversity of our culture. It means that
the wonders of a liberal education—from literature to law, from
modern art to molecular biology, from quantum theory to theories
of inequality—will continue to strengthen society, and will temper
the constant changes we are experiencing with learning and wisdom. Our future success will depend more than ever on our ability
to understand the past and to deal with the issues of today.
David Strangway, President, UBC
1 993 Marion Woodward Lecture
on October 21 at the Woodward
IRC. The lecture is free and attendance is open to the community at large. For more information, contact Joanne Ricci,
School of Nursing, 822-7506.
You are invited to a Potluck
Dinner at the Faculty Lounge before the lecture. Dinner starts at
5:30 pm. Bring a favourite dish
and enjoy the company of your
friends and colleagues.
Past Events
Engineering: More than 90
grads attended the annual BBQ
at Cecil Green Park on July 9.
There's been a greater emphasis
on getting 10 year grads to attend and, as usual, the event
was a great success. Highlights
of the BBQ were: another golden
sunset over the Sechelt Peninsula; a healthy consumption of lager (some things never change);
door prizes in spite of skill testing questions (what IS
Avogadro's Number); attendance by some 1993 grads; and
an overall feeling of good will.
All grads are invited to next
year's event, which will happen
at Cecil Green on July 8, 1 994.
For more information, call Doug
Whiticar at 986-0233, or fax
986-8583.
Library, Archival and Information Studies: The division held
its annual reception for new
grads on March 12 at Cecil
Green Park. About 50 alumni
and faculty met 30 new (1 993)
grads and welcomed them to
the profession. Ken Haycock,
the new director of SLAIS spoke
on the School's work toward
closer ties with grads, and
Peggy Lees, president ofthe
SLAIS Alumni Executive, proposed a toast to new grads. An
yone interested in getting involved in the SLAIS alumni activities, contact Julie Backer, 739-
2998.
Rehabilitation Sciences: The
SRS Graduation Tea was held
Thursday, May 27th at the UBC
Asian Centre. Many students,
faculty, alumni and guests attended, including Tom Perry,
B.C. Minister of Advanced Education.
Sixty-five SRS students received degrees at the May 28th
Convocation cermonies. Congratulations to Clarice Moxham
(PT) and Cindy Skakun (OT) recipients ofthe Rehabilitation
Sciences Alumni Bursaries.
On July 7th the School held
a farewell reception for SRS's director Charles Christiansen. The
SRS Division presented him with
a UBC Alumni golf umbrella and
pin. Dr. Christiansen is moving
to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where
he will be dean of Applied
Health Sciences. Catherine
Backman (BSR'81) will be acting
director until a new director is
selected.
Vancouver Panhellenic Alumna
Association: VAPA held their
AGM at Cecil Green Park on June
24, 1993. Ann McCutcheon
(BA'91) was elected president.
Member alumni interested in receiving the fall issue ofthe
newsletter should contact Ann
at 669-3725.
Nursing: The Nursing Alumni
division held a Spring Grad Tea
at the Walter Koerner Pavilion
gardens after convocation ceremonies on May 29. The annual
tea provides alumni the opportunity to congratulate the grads
and to welcome them as new
alumni members. >
UBC ALUMNI CHRONICLE, FALL 1993 NEWS
Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmacy faculty and staff hosted alumni
and friends at the 4th Annual Bernie Riedel Golf Tournament at University Golf course. Undaunted by the wet weather, a record number
of spirited golfers "surfed" around the course and managed to post
scores good enough to win all the fabulous prizes. Participants vied
for top honours in six individual categories and the Corporate Cup
division, and for door and sponsored hole competitions. Above (l-r),
Dave Hill, Bernie Riedel, Jerry Kitson and Bob Kucheran smile between the raindrops
Later, Pharmacy dean John McNeill emceed an evening of
BBQing and awards presentations. Thanks to the tournament planning committee and to our generous sponsors. Proceeds from this
event are used to support specific student needs, initiatives in pharmacy practice and management research. Interested in next year's
tourney? Call the faculty office at 822-31 83 or fax us at 822-3035.
The Nursing division held
its AGM and dinner on May 6 at
Cecil Green Park with guest
speaker nursing professor Joan
Anderson. The topic of her talk
was Toward Equity in Health
Care in a Multicultural Society.
Marilyn Willman, director of the
School, received the division's
Award of Merit, and Brenda Eng
received the Young Alumnus
Award. Linda Gomez, BSN'87,
MSN'91 was elected president of
the division taking over from
Ann-Shirley Goodell BSN'60.
1994 marks the 75th anniversary ofthe School. For information
about planned celebrations,
contact Linda Gomez at 274-
7434.
Music: More than 100 students,
alumni and faculty met to mark
the retirement of Cortland
Hultberg on May 27, 1 993. The
UBC Chamber Singers per-
Divisions Committee
The divisions committee hosted a reception on May 17 at
Cecil Green Park to thank divisions reps who worked so hard in
past and to welcome new ones.
Thanks to the following for their time and expertise:
Salma Ramji DMD'84, Dentistry; Don W. Piercy BASc'82, Engineering; Bob Breadon BSF'50, Forestry; Peggy Lees MLS'87,
LAIS; Maureen Burns, Medicine; Donna Mah BMus'80, Music ;
Ann-Shirley Goodell BSN'60, Nursiing; Jorgen Dahlie BEd'64,
Profs Emeriti; Nancy Cho BSR'82, Rehab Science; Deborah
Ratcliffe BEd'90, Van Panhellenic.
New members of the Divisions Committee include:
Alpha Omicron Pi:
Counselling Psychology.
Delta Kappa Epsilon:
Dentistry:
Engineering:
Forestry:
Kappa Sigma:
Library Science:
Music:
Nursing:
Political Science:
Professors Emeriti:
Rehab Sciences:
Vancouver Panhellenic:
Visually Impaired:
Marjorie Stevens BA'82
Allison Mordell, Grad Student
Alvin Lee BA'90
Michael Fung DMD'85
Doug Whiticar BASc'82 CivilMEng'93
Angus Stirling BSF'82
Jonathan Muir BA'93
Julie Backer MLS'87
Bill Vermeulen BMus'82
Linda Gomez BSN'87, MSN'91
Paul Vassallo BA'90
Bernard Riedel
Sue Kozak BScOT'89 &
Nonie Medcalf BScOT'92
Ann McCutcheon BA'91
Carla Wellman DipEd'89
Thanks, too, to the retiring Executive Committee: S. Ramji,
Chair; D. Mah, Vice Chair; and Robert Clark, Secretary.
Welcome to the new executive: Chris LeTourneur BA'88,
Chair; Laura Beattie BScPharm'91, Vice Chair; Ann McCutcheon
BA'91, Social Secretary.
formed in the recital hall, and a
reception was held afterward in
the ballroom ofthe Graduate
Centre.
Faxes were received from
as far away as Japan, and French
Tickner gave a warm tribute to
Hultberg for his long association with the department. The
event was recorded and
videotaped, and copies are
available from the division president, Bill Vermeulen, BMus'82 at
687-7773 local 257.
Medicine: The Medical Alumni
Division AGM and Awards Reception was held on May 1 5, at
the Medical Student & Alumni
Centre. The Wallace Wilson
Award was presented to Wendy
Clay, MD'67; Honorary Alumnus
Awards were presented to Bill
Chase, Vincent Sweeney and A.
Douglas Courtemanche. The
Alumni Association was represented by Louanne Twaites
BSc(Pharm)'53, Member-at-Large
for '92'94.
UBC ALUMNI CHRONICLE, FALL 1993 NEWS
Board of Directors
1993- 1994
President
Jim Stich, BSc'71, DMD'75
Past President
Martin Glynn, BA(Hons), MBA'76
Sr. Vice President
Debra Browning, LLB'80
Treasurer/Finance
Dickson Wong, BCom'88
Members-at-Large 1992-94
Pamela Friedrich, BA'67
Gary Moore, BCom'76, MBA'82
Louanne Twaites, BSc(Pharm)'53
Members-at-Large 1993-95
Beryl March, BA'42, MSA'62,
DSc(Hon)'88
Tricia Smith, BA'80, LLB'85
Grace Wong, BEd'74, MBA'83
Committee Chairs/
Representatives
Awards
Martin Glynn, BA(Hons), MBA'76
Branches
Bob Hindmarch, BPE'52
Convocation Senate Rep
L. Joanne Stan, BSR'68, MEd'81,
EdD
Divisions Committee
Chris Le Tourneur, BA'88
Faculy Representative
Barry McBride, MSc'65, PhD,
Dean of Science
Finance Committee
Dickson Wong, BCom'88
Long Range Planning /
Transition Committee
Debra Browning, LLB'80
Marketing
Anne Lavack, MBA
* Scholarships <S Bursaries
Jennifer Cuinn, BSN'84
* Student Alumni
Michael Clark, BPE'91
Administration Representative
Chuck Slonecker,
Director, Community Relations
and Ceremonies
AMS President
Bill Dobie
Past Presidents' Council
George Plant, BASc'50
Ex Officio
David W. Strangway, President
Robert Lee, BCom56, Chancellor
Deborah Apps, Executive
Director
Do not sit on the Board of
Directors
SF State to
Battle 'Birds in
Homecoming
Thriller
I here is the usual guarded optimism behind the door of office
278 in War Memorial Gym these
days. Its occupant, however, can
probably afford to be a little
more than guardedly optimistic.
UBC head football coach Frank
Smith may even be a touch elated. He may well have the best
football team since the "Class of
86" which stole a 25-23 win over
Western Ontario in the dying
seconds of the Vanier Cup.
But Smith has been told far
too many times before how
great some of his teams were.
He is acutely aware of how being labelled number one can be
the kiss of death, especially at
playoff time. The optimism will,
as usual, remain guarded.
Surely the team Smith has deliberately scheduled for this
year's Homecoming Game gives
some hint, though, as to how
excited he secretly is about his
team's chances. He and Athletic
Director Bob Philip have arranged to bring up San Francisco State Gators, a rare Canadian
appearance by a NCAA (division
II) team. The 1993 UBC
Thunderbirds players and coaches feel they are competitive
enough to tempt fate by taking
on a sizeable US school in front
ofthe Homecoming crowd.
"We have to find a way to
breath more life into the Homecoming game," said Philip. "UBC
used to play against US schools
(in the old Evergreen Conference) and with the popularity of
NCAA football, we thought it
would be a good move to bring
T-Bird's star QB Adrian Rainbow performing in the '92 Homecoming
Game. This year's contest will feature UBC's best team in years.
in a school like San Francisco
State. We haven't had a division
II school here since 1978."
Smith too looks forward to
having a big crowd on hand for
the US rules game, but he has
other reasons for scheduling a
second major non-conference
event during a break in league
play. He doesn't like weekends
off. In fact, he often schedules a
road game against a US school
during the second "bye date" of
the schedule, preferring to have
his team again switch to American rules and the smaller field
(the Shrum Bowl is always US
rules) rather than risk reducing
the team's momentum.
The 1993 Thunderbirds are
likely to be extremely competitive—and yes, there is a distinct
possibility that UBC could in fact
be one of the teams trundling
on to the Vanier Cup field at
Skydome on November 20 in
front of a national T.V. audience
of close to 500,000. "We're not
interested in going to the Vanier
Cup," Smith says, "We want to
win the Vanier Cup!"
Thirty nine players are back
from last year's 7-4 team which
finished first in the Canada West
conference. If this talented
young group can stay healthy,
they may be the best ofthe 23
teams in Canadian university
football, carrying Smith aloft on
national television, clutching the
Vanier Cup for the third time in
his twenty year UBC career.
There have been some memorable seasons in 69 years of UBC
football, but 1993 could well go
down as a particularly glorious
vintage. Philip, his staff and
Homecoming committee chairman Bob Hindmarch are all aiming for a sellout at UBC's 3,445
seat T-bird Stadium for the October 2 contest against San
Francisco State. Kickoff time is
set for 2:00 PM. The Shrum Bowl
is slated for 1:30 PM on Sunday,
September 1 2 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby.
For additional information on
T-Bird events and tickets, contact the UBC Athletic Department at 822-2531 or 222-BIRD.
by Don Wells, UBC Department
of Athletics
UBC ALUMNI CHRONICLE, FALL 1993 NEWS
The Right Honourable
Kim CampbeU, BA'69, LLB'83
"i
I think it's an indication of
things to come." That's how one
student reacted to Kim Campbell's election as UBC's first female frosh president in 1964.
The unidentified student, quoted
in The Ubyssey, didn't know how
prophetic those words were.
In June, Campbell won the
federal Conservative leadership
race and became the second UBC
grad to become prime minister.
The first was John Turner.
Campbell was 1 7 when she enroled at UBC in 1964, a recent grad
of Vancouver's Prince of Wales Secondary. She was interested in politics from an early age and was her high school's first female president. Within a month of her arrival at UBC, she was actively campaigning to become frosh president. The Ubyssey greeted her election by saying, "Mr. President... isn't."
Campbell supported herself with summer jobs skinning halibut in
a Prince Rupert packing plant, working on the mayonnaise line at
Kraft Foods and as a sleepwear clerk at the Bay. She graduated with
honours in Political Science in 1969. Her honours thesis was "The
Size Principle and Grand Coalitions in China: A Date with a Model."
Campbell was a research assistant for Political Science professor
Michael Wallace in 1968-69, and began grad studies with him.
"She was one ofthe brightest students I had," he said. She was
also "very chatty, feisty and witty. She had a very sharp tongue,
which is no great surprise to anybody, but she could be fun, too."
She transferred to the London School of Economics before she
completed her degree and, in 1972, married UBC professor Nathan
Divinsky. They divorced nine years later.
She returned to UBC in 1 975 and taught part time until 1 978 as a
second-year lecturer in contemporary political ideologies and foreign governments. She began studying law at UBC in 1980.
She received her law degree in 1 983 and became a lawyer with
the Vancouver firm of Ladner Downs. She had begun her political career by then, writing her final exams while running for the Social
Credit party in the provincial election.
"She had some good breaks along the way," said Wallace, noting
her timing in joining, then leaving, BC's Social Credit party, her election in a key federal riding, and receiving the justice portfolio just
as a number of high-profile issues were on the table.
"Whether she can build and hold together a political coalition
without alienating people is an interesting question that hasn't been
answered yet," Wallace said.
"Just being bright isn't enough."
By Gavin Wilson. Reprinted courtesy of UBC Reports.
Convocation Members of Senate
Members were asked to vote for alumni to sit on UBC's Senate.
The following were elected:
Robert Lee, BCom'56, Chancellor
David Anderson, LLB'62
John Banfield, BCom'56
Patrick Brady, BEd'66
Donald Carter BCom'66, PhD
J. Fogarassy, BSC'83, MSc'89,
LLB'92
Stan Knight, BEd'62, MEd'67, PhD
Sandra Lindstrom, BA, MSc'73,
PhD'85
Robert Lowe, BA'65, MA
William McNulty, BPE'68, MPE'70,
MA'83
Carole Anne Soong, BA'57,
BSW'5 8
Joanne Stan, BSR'68, MEd'81 EdD
YAC Reborn
Young Alumni Connections (aka the Young Aiumni Club) is coming
back to life after a 10 year hiatus. The new program is designed for
recent grads and will feature sports and social activities as well as
professional development opportunities.
The first YAC event was held in April, when Gordon Thorn,
BCom'56, BEd'71, gave a session on job search and careers in the
'90s. YAC members also attended a Vancouver Canadians baseball
game in August.
There's more on the way. We're organizing YAC attendance at the
Shrum Bowl, September 12. The game starts at 1:30, but we'll get
together for a "tailgate" party beforehand.
We need teams for this year's Arts '20 Relay during Homecoming.
It's on Sunday, October 3 at 8:30 am, and includes a T-shirt, pancake
breakfast and the possible thrill of victory. There are 8 runners on
each team at a cost of $14 per runner. Organize your own team or
join a YAC team. Fill in the coupon and we'll call you with the details.
We're organizing two Freddy Wood Theatre nights, with a reception at 6:30 at Cecil Green Park. The plays are Shaw's "The Doctor's
Dilemma," on November 18, and Joan MacLeod's "Toronto, Mississippi," on January 19.
And, we need a logo. Are you a frustrated designer? We need your
talents. It must include the letters "YAC," and may include "UBC" and
the Association's crest. Send your design(s) to us by October 1 5.
Interested? Want to join the organizing committee? Send in the
coupon below and we'll get in touch, or phone us at 822-331 3, FAX
822-8928.
Yes, I'm Interested in YAC!
□ I want to attend some YAC events. Please call me to arrange tickets.
□ I would like to volunteer for the YAC Planning Committee.
□ I've enclosed my entry(s) for the Logo Contest.
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UBC ALUMNI CHRONICLE, FALL 1993 NEWS
You are invited to attend...
UBC Alumni Association
Annual General Meeting
South Campus Plan Discussion
1 he Alumni Association will hold its 1993 Annual General Meeting on September 23, at Cecil Green Park beginning at 7:30. The
business part of the meeting will Include reports on last year's activities and a review of plans for '93 - '94.
Come meet our Board of Directors, and get involved in your
alumni association.
After the business meeting, campus planner Andrew Brown
will show members plans for development of UBC's south campus. This area of campus was recently in the news when a community group effectively stopped the building of a multi-millon
dollar National Research Council lab on part of the land. There
will be an opportunity to ask questions of Mr. Brown.
light refreshments will be served.
World leaders come to UBC
US president Bill Clinton and Russian president Boris Yeltsin met in
Vancouver over the April 1 st weekend. Their discussions on world
problems and the Russian economy were the important parts ofthe
summit, it's true, but the highlight of the weekend was the leaders'
visit to UBC where they used President Strangway's house for their
meeting. Security forces buzzed around the house and hung out in
the bushes, but everything went off without a hitch. The Strangways
had to leave, though. They were put up at a Vancouver hotel at the
expense ofthe federal government.
Ceremonies manager Joan King, seeing too good an opportunity
to pass up, made sure Bill had a set of UBC sweats to jog around
Stanley Park in, and gave Boris a dazzling new Engineers jacket.
Hand that man a beer!
Both were charmed by Vancouver's beauty.
Green College Nearly
Ready for Students
vjreen College will open its doors on September 1, 1993. Eighty-five
grad students and 1 5 post-doctoral scholars will make up the inaugural population. Forty-five per cent ofthe residents are women
(which matches the overall percentage for grad students); half are
over 25; a third are from outside Canada; almost two-thirds are master's students and a quarter are PhD students. The remainder are in
post-bachelor's programs such as law. They come from 44 different
departments in ten
faculties. This diverse
group forms exactly
the sort of interdisciplinary community
originally envisioned
to thrive and work at
the College.
There will also
be 47 non-resident
members, mostly
UBC faculty. They will
participate in College
functions, and occasionally join the residents for dinner and
other social events.
The new principal, Dr. Richard
Ericson, has ambitious plans for establishing a research
component at the
College, and intends
the College to be an
interdisciplinary
meeting place and
resource centre on
campus.
The official opening ofthe College will be November 22. Cecil
Green, whose generosity made the College possible, will cut the ribbon and meet the first generation of College members. The College
will host its first symposium at about the same time. The subject will
be the concept and practice of residential graduate colleges around
the world. Though new to UBC, such colleges have existed at other
universities for some time. Speakers from Massey College at the University of Toronto, Green College, Oxford and other grad colleges
will participate, as will UBC faculty who have studied at some of
these colleges. The symposium is open to the public and will be of
interest to anyone wondering what the future might hold for Green
College and how it will contribute to the campus community.
Thanks to Derek Pohl, Grad Studies
Top: Cecil Green (left) and John Grace
(right), dean of graduate studies, with three
students already enroled in Green College.
Bottom: Green College residences take
shape. The site will be ready for residents
and scholars in September.
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UBC ALUMNI CHRONICLE, FALL 1993 N EWS
Reunions
So far 1993 is shaping up as a
bonanza reunion year. Many
more classes will celebrate during Homecoming. For information about upcoming reunions,
see our Homecoming pull-out in
the middle ofthe magazine.
'68 Mechanical Engineering:
This class met for its first gathering in 25 years at a reception
on Friday April 23 at the Faculty
Club, and then for dinner the
following night at Cecil Green
Park. During Saturday afternoon
several class members toured
the new CEME building. Twenty-
eight ofthe original 37 class
members attended, some coming from as far away as Ontario,
Oregon and California. Thanks
to Brian Callow for contacting
each alumni by phone.
'78 Social Work: Grads gathered
at the home of Charles Hardy on
May 14 for an informal evening
of reminiscing and to compare
notes after 1 5 years of practice.
Many members ofthis class are
not in touch with the Association, so if you know anyone who
completed their BSW in 1 978,
please ask them to call us to be
sure they're on our list.
'68 Pharmacy: They came from
Ontario, Saskatchewan, Williams
Lake, Kelowna and Kamloops to
celebrate 25 years as alumni.
The weather was perfect for a
tour ofthe Cunningham Building and a Salmon BBQ at the
Faculty Club. Of 34 class members, 24 were able to attend. Peter Levis led the organizing.
'73 Rehabilitation Medicine:
Gathering on the May long-
weekend after 20 years, more
than 1 00 class members and
their families enjoyed a picnic
on Saturday. Out-of-towners saw
Vancouver at its best on Sunday
night with a cruise of the harbour. Anne Linton and a committee of class members
planned the weekend which was
attended by 31 of 37 class
members.
'53 Pharmacy: This class has
held a reunion every five years
since graduation, but is it any
wonder when seven of them go
back as far as grade school
days? Louanne Twaites hosted
the crowd of 44 at her home for
a buffet on Friday night ofthe
Victoria Day long weekend.Next
evening, everyone enjoyed a
banquet at the Faculty Club.
'53 Forestry: Henry and
Maureen Olson hosted members
ofthis class in Osoyoos B.C. on
May 28 & 29. Ofthe original 21
class members, 12 showed up
for a weekend of swimming, hiking, good times and reminisc
ing. The Olsons report that 2
class members have attended all
8 reunions held since graduation. Quite a track record!
'77 Medicine: Not so much a delayed 1 5-year reunion as a
warm-up to their 20, this class
gathered on the evening of June
4 at the Harrison Hotel during
the recent BCMA convention
where class member Arun Garg
was sworn in as the new president. Those who could not attend sent messages from as far
away as New Zealand and Minnesota. John Edworthy directed
the arrangements.
'58 Medicine: Gathering in Banff
on June 7 & 8, members ofthe
class had a wonderful time at
this reunion organized by Tom
Enta. Alumni came from as far
away as Toronto, Minnesota,
New Hampshire, Colorado and
Maine.
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11 NEWS
'83 Rehabilitation
Medicine: The class
enjoyed two events
over the weekend of
June 5 & 6. On Saturday, a reception and
buffet provided a
chance for grads and
spouses to mingle and
catch-up on news. The
Sunday picnic was an
informal event which
included a baby photo
contest to guess
"whose kids were
whose."
'83 Law: Returning to
campus for a reception at the Curtis
Building on June 11,
class members had
the chance to examine
the possibility that
one of their own—Kim
Campbell—would
soon be prime minister. The rest is history,
but the discussions
kept some class members out until the
small hours! A family
picnic the following
day was well attended,
and enlivened by a
clown who entertained
the children. David Hill
organized the reunion.
'73 Law: Ninety-five
class members enjoyed a lavish spread
on Friday June 1 8 at
the Curtis Building. On
Saturday night, most
attended a superb
salmon BBQ at the Faculty Club.
Taking moonlighting to new
heights, the "Surf Lawyers from
Mars" provided dance music.
The band is made up of lawyers
including class member Jon
Sigurdson. Grant Burnyeat gets
credit for the organizing.
'63 Law: This class held court in
Whistler to mark its 30th, and
spent an enjoyable weekend
that included a reception, dinner
and brunch as well as golf and a
ride to the top of Blackcomb.
Bob Brewer and Bob Eades did
the planning.
'83 Mechanical Engineering:
Class members David Speed and
S.K. Lai led the charge on this
event which brought grads together for a dinner on July 1 0 at
the Faculty Club. Class members
came from Quebec and other
points east for the occasion.
'63 Medicine: Held on
July 1 7, members of
the class gathered at
the Langley farm of a
class member for an
evening of reminiscing and story-telling.
'83 Forestry: The reunion at Lake
Okanagan Resort
brought together
grads from all over
the province. A Friday
night reception and
Saturday evening "Coconut Party" were
among the organized
events, and the families enjoyed tennis,
golf and swimming
throughout the weekend. Candace Laird
and committee members did the organizing.
'83 Pharmacy: The
class held a dinner at
the new Trekkers Restaurant on campus on
July 31 and August 1
with 50 in attendance.
Forty grads plus children attended a picnic
at Queen's Park the
next day. Absent
grads as far away as
New Zealand and
Oman sent greetings.
Marie (Wong) Louis
and a committee of
class members organized.
'65'69 Architecture:
Several classes combined their efforts to produce
one 25-year reunion that re-united grads and faculty from as far
away as Yellowknife and Toronto. A dinner was held on August
21 at Cecil Green Park. Ken
Hutchinson got the ball rolling
on this one. •
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UBC ALUMNI CHRONICLE, FALL 1993 NEWS
Alumni   Adventures
Doesn't everyone love to travel? Imagine distant lands, exotic
destinations, rich and varied cultures. We dream of such adventures. Wouldn't it be wonderful to experience the world in a
comfortable, relaxed and educational environment? Well, does the
Alumni Association have a deal for you!
We offer packages that could take you sailing on the
intercoastal waterways of South Carolina and Georgia through the
Antebellum South or on an ocean voyage that follows the Route
of the Vikings. Or maybe you would prefer to explore the world
of Homer and dip your feet into the waters of the Aegean Sea.
The land of the Czars beckons you to explore its countryside and
its architectural wonders. You can journey the road travelled by
Marco Polo on his historical expedition to the East.
Relaxing and refreshing, these deluxe adventures will take
you to some of the most exotic places in the world. The Alumni
Association offers a broad range of exciting and educational
tours which combine cruising, the finest hotels, land travel and
special day trips. Wouldn't you like to join us?
Upcoming trips 1993 - 1994
The following travel opportunities are being offered through
the Alumni Association. For more information on these trips,
please phone (604) 822-9629.
WINCS OVER KENYA
WINCS OVER THE NILE
ANTEBELLUM SOUTH
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND
HOLY LAND
DANUBE CANAL
MARCO POLO
GREEK ISLES
JOURNEY OF THE CZARS
ROUTE OF THE VIKINGS
DANUBE RIVER ADVENTURE
ITALIAN HISTORIC CITIES & COUNTRYSIDE
CHINA/YANGSTZE RIVER
Sept. 30 - Oct. 14, 1993
Nov. 5 - 17, 1993
Nov. 13-20, 1993
March 24 - April 9, 1994
April 15-26,  1994
May 7 - 20, 1994
May 13 - 28, 1994
June IS - 27, 1994
June 27 - July 10, 1994
July 11 -25,  1994
Aug. 1 - 13, 1994
Sept. 1994
Sept. 1994
Feel   Secure
Do you know that the Alumni
Association has more than
100,000 members? One of the
benefits of belonging to such a
large organization is that you
can make some purchases at
reduced rates. Like insurance.
North American Life offers
member and family insurance
to UBC alumni at substantial
savings.
If you are in the market
for life insurance, call the
Alumni Association office at
822-3313. We'll send you the
information you need to make
this important decision.
Merchandise   Madness
You graduated from UBC! Why not show it off?
We're proud to offer at long last our classically styled watch
with the triple-stamped UBC Alumni Association crest. A beautiful
gift for any occasion.
New on our list of unique products is a very attractive
pewter keychain. A charming accessory for you, a friend or a
colleague.
If golf is your game, don't worry about the rain! No matter
what the weather is, this stunning royal blue umbrella with a
screened Alumni Association crest will shelter you while you make
that hole in one!
And don't forget the new line of good-looking sweats and
polo t-shirts available with a choice of a large UBC Alumni
applique or an embroidered Association crest. Both are of
outstanding quality; something you'd be proud to wear or give as
a gift.
To order any merchandise, please use the order form on the
inside back cover. Or call the Alumni Association at 822-3313.
Affinitively   Yours
What is an Affinity Card? It is
a special Bank of Montreal
MasterCard for graduates and
friends of the University of
British Columbia. This is a
unique concept which is of
benefit both to you and to
your Alumni Association.
There are lots of advantages for you: no transaction
fees, no annual fees, worldwide acceptance and emergency card replacement.
On every purchase you
make with your affinity
MasterCard, the Bank of
Montreal pays the Alumni
Association a small percentage
to help us run our programs.
To apply for a UBC Alumni
Association Affinity Card, use
the application form in this
issue of the Chronicle or call
822-3313.
UBC ALUMNI CHRONICLE, FALL 1993
13 Mi
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£,LibRARy<6i
The Library passed several more milestones along the electronic highway
this year as part of a major project
begun in 1990 to bring state-of-the-
art services to the university.
We have replaced the old punch
card system for circulating books,
developed in the '60s, with a modern
bar-code system. More than 3 million
items have been processed. New circulation workstations are equipped
with laser scanners, and current loan
information is available online. Library users, using UBCLIB, the online
catalogue, can renew books themselves and get a readout of the materials they have borrowed. Self-service
reserves and checkout is planned for
1994.
The principal objective of the
project was improved access to Library collections. The Library closed
the card catalogue in 1978 and started listing new holdings on microfiche, but this was always considered
an interim step until the development
of direct online access. We introduced UBCLIB in 1988 and, with the
addition of dozens of computer terminals in Library branches this year,
we dropped production of the microfiche catalogue.
We have upgraded UBCLIB this
year to provide faster response time
and more searching options. Users
can now search other university library catalogues as well as several
periodical indexes and commercial
document delivery services.
Reference services have also
been transformed. There are now
more than 50 CD-ROM indexes available in the system, and all major
branches have CD-ROM readers.
Using computer technology is
one of the major components of the
Library's strategic plan. Ruth Patrick,
University Librarian, believes the improved automated services have resulted in students and faculty finding
the information they need more
quickly and easily than ever before.
Graduate Studies
The faculty administers a number of
research centres, schools and institutes at UBC. One of the longest
standing of these is the School of
Community and Regional Planning
(SCARP), which has offered a Master's degree since 1953. The Centre
for Human Settlements (CHS) is
SC.ARP's multidisciplinary research
arm, growing out of the UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat)
held in Vancouver in 1976. Most of
SCARP's faculty, along with more
than a dozen faculty members from
other departments, are involved in
CHS activities. In 1991 CHS, along
with the UBC Institute of Asian Research, was awarded a five-year, $1.1
million grant by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
to develop a partnership with the Vietnam National Centre for Social Sciences (NCSS).
The purpose of this partnership, known as the UBC-Vietnam
Linkage Project, is to assist the NCSS
in contributing to the formulation of
economic restructuring policies
which promote sustainable and equitable development planning. Twenty
UBC faculty from ten departments
will help NCSS faculty access and interpret this literature, and apply it to
research and training programs in
four topic areas: rural development;
the household economy; urbanization; and social policy. These topics
are also the focus of a parallel research project between the NCSS and
the CHS on the socio-economic impacts of renovation (doi moi), funded
by the International Development
and Research Centre (IDRC).
Researchers held a workshop in
Hanoi on May 25 - 27, 1993 to introduce the issues raised in English language literature related to housing in
Third World market economies and
Eastern Europe's transitional economies. These are areas of particular
Forestry
In response to society's changing needs, the Faculty of Forestry has launched
a new undergrad degree program in Natural Resources Conservation. This
is a multidisciplinary degree program designed to give students a broad
education in the biological, ecological, social and managerial sciences. The
initial two years of the program are common to all, after which the student
chooses an area of specialization from three available options: nature
conservation, wildland recreation and parks management; wildlife management or; conservation and natural resources planning. Graduates of the
program will be qualified to manage natural resources such as parks,
wilderness areas and wildlife habitat. As government expands parks and
preserves, employment opportunities will develop in provincial and federal
ministries. Students have the option of participating in summer internships
for work experience.
Several new courses are currently under development, and first, second and third years of the
program will be offered this year. Enrolment
is limited to twenty students in each of the
first and second years. Applications for
the 1993-94 academic year far exceeded
the expectations of the faculty, with
more than two hundred applications for
forty seats.
relevance to Vietnamese planners
who must deal with the rapid shift
to market socialism under the government economic policy of doi moi.
Scholars from the NCSS and high
level practitioners from national and
municipal governments in Vietnam
interacted closely during spirited
discussions over issues such as official legitimization of irregular settlements in Vietnamese cities, and how
to approach the privatization of the
government's large stock of rental
housing (accounting for about 30%
of urban housing nation-wide). UBC
participants in the workshop included Michael Leaf and Aprodicio
Laquian of CHS, and Penny Gurstein
and Professor Emeritus Brahm
Wiesman of SCARP.
Peter Boothroyd, SCARP associate professor, is director of these
projects.
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UBC ALUMNI CHRONICLE, FALL 1993 FACULTY    NEWS
flits
Science
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Sixty-four per cent of the faculty's
more than 7,000 undergrads, and
54% of our grad students are women. What, you may ask, are we doing to reflect this pattern among
our administrators and faculty,
when most are men?
"We are pushing departments to
recruit women as well as First Nations people and minority groups,"
says dean Patricia Marchak. "We are
seeing a steady increase in the
number of women at the assistant
professor level. These people will
move through the system to senior
ranks in the next few years."
Under 1 2% of our full professors and almost 37% of our junior
faculty (i.e. assistant professors) are
women. Through the university's
special program to attract outstanding women at more senior ranks, we
have hired two distinguished scholars in 1 993-94, one in English and
one in French. For the '92-'93 year,
two women were promoted to full
professor-Lynn Alden (Psych) and
Angela Redish (Ec)--and three to associate professor-Dawn Currie (Anth
& Soc), Anita Delongis (Psych) and
Catherine Rankin (Psych).
In other words, recent hirings
and promotions are addressing the
gender balance even though our faculty are some 50 fewer than a decade
ago.
This year's administrative appointments include Marguerite
Chiarenza (Hisp & Ital), Sue Ann
Alderson (CrWr) and Elvi Whittaker
(Anth & Soc) as heads or acting
heads of departments. They join
Valerie Raoul (Fr) and Elaine Stolar
(Soc Wk). Dean Marchak has Sherrill
Grace as one of her associate deans.
Gillian Creese is the new chair of our
women's studies program which
graduated its first majors students
this spring.
A new and innovative program that
attempts to break down some of the
barriers between scientific disciplines
will be offered to first-year UBC Science students this fall. The Science
One program is believed to be the
first of its kind in Canada.
"We've often felt that science is
too compartmentalized," said John
Sams, associate dean of Science. "As
they do in Arts One, we will take a
theme and show how different disciplines can be used to examine it."
Arts One is a popular first-year
program in the Faculty of Arts which
offers an overview of world cultures
and philosophy by organizing study
around a particular theme. Sams offered the study of waves as an example of a theme that may be tackled in
Science One. A discussion could start
with trigonometry.then move on to
physics, sound, oceanography, earthquakes and the biology of circadiam
rhythms.
In Science One, a select group
of 48 students will be team-taught by
six faculty members drawn from the
four cornerstone disciplines of science: biology, chemistry, physics and
mathematics. Guest lecturers will
speak on ethical, historical and social
issues related to science.
The program will be headed by
Julyet Benbasat, a faculty member in
the department of Microbiology.
Benbasat has taught at UBC for 15
years and brings a diverse background to the position, with an undergraduate degree in chemical engi
neering, a doctorate in biochemistry
and broad teaching experience. She
has received a Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching award.
Science One courses will be
highly interactive, Benbasat said,
with faculty attending lectures to
promote discussion and add
insights. "Everyone, including faculty, will be part of a community of
learners," she said. "We want students to learn from each other, to
start brainstorming and building on
each other's ideas. That's something
you can't easily do in a larger class."
Sams said that if UBC's Science
One program is a success, it could
become a model for similar programs at other Canadian universities.
Human Kinetics:
School on the Move
The School of Physical Education and
Recreation has been renamed the
School of Human Kinetics. The new
name reflects significant changes in
the school. Teaching, research and
professional activities have been expanded to cover exercise science,
health and fitness, and leisure and
sport management, in addition to
traditional physical education. While
the education of teachers remains an
important part of our mission, the
new name better reflects the program diversity and multi-disciplinary
approach at the school.
Human Kinetics studies human
movement through life sciences, the
physical sciences, the social and behavioural sciences and the humanities. Research includes the cellular
analyses of neuromuscular function
to biomechanical analyses of human
movement, evaluation of social and
psychological factors influencing exercise, and assessment of strategic
planning for the provision of leisure
and sport services.
There have also been program
changes. At the undergrad level, the
BPE (now BHK) program has been restructured and consists of four programs: exercise science; health and
fitness; physical education; and leisure and sport administration. At the
grad level, two new Master's degrees
(MSc, MA) will be offered in the Fall
of '93 to complement the existing
MPE (MHK) degree, and a PhD proposal is currently undergoing external review.
The school has a venerable history at UBC. The first courses leading
to a degree in physical education began in 1946 when the school was
setup as an informal department
within the faculty of Arts and Science. The school was formally established in 1952, and recreation education was added in 1960. The School
of Physical Education and Recreation,
as it was called for 33 years, has
been a semi-autonomous unit with
the faculty of Education since 1 963.
The school has seen a steady
growth in enrolments and in research
productivity over the past decade.
Undergraduate enrolment climbed
from fewer than 500 in '87'88 to
more than 700 in '91 -'92. In 1 992,
the school accepted only 180 new
students from an application pool of
900.
Faculty and graduate students
conduct leading edge research in
eight labs located in five buildings
across campus. The funding sources
for research reflect the diversity of
the school's activities, and include
the Medical Research Council, Social
Sciences and Humanities Research
Council, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research
Institute.
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Mending The Cord
Scientists studying
the mysteries of
spinal cord
regeneration are
finding some answers
in the genes.
by Lynne Melcombe
The atmosphere at the spinal
cord lab is relaxed and
casual, belying the significance of a recent discovery
that could have life-altering
impact for spinal injury
survivors within five years.
Led by Dr. John Steeves, the spinal
cord research team has discovered that
myelin — a fatty substance forming a
protective sheath around the nerve
fibres in the spinal cord, and prevent
ing growth of unwanted neural tissue
— can be temporarily removed, facilitating regeneration of damaged tissue.
Steeves, a professor in the departments of zoology and anatomy, along
with PhD candidate Hans Keirstead,
arrived at this conclusion through
experiments with chicken embryos.
When they surgically severed the
chicks' spinal cords during the first 14
days of embryonic development, before
myelin appeared, the birds healed
16
UBC ALUMNI CHRONICLE, FALL 1993 It's all in the egg: researcher
John Steeves in the lab. Work
with fertilized chicken eggs is
leading the way to solving the
regeneration puzzle.
completely. But when the cords were
cut during the final seven days, the
damage was irreparable.
Steeves and Keirstead then devised an immunological procedure that
delayed cellular production of myelin.
When administered to the chicken
embryos, the procedure extended the
period when tissue could be regenerated — giving the long, slow process of
spinal cord research a significant nudge
forward.
As Steeves and I embark on a tour
of the three labs used by the dozen
scientists who compose the research
team, he explains that "we chose embryos because the term 'regeneration'
implies duplication of the body's initial
generation of tissue." Bird embryos are
well-suited because "they come in their
own hard-cased uterus," so there is no
risk to the life of the mother, or of
abortion caused by the surgery.
To facilitate generation of tissue,
nature supplies embryos with growth-
enhancing and growth-inhibiting factors. "It's helpful to think of a car,"
says Steeves. "Just as you need an
accelerator to make it go and brakes to
make it stop, the developing body
needs things to promote growth and
others to inhibit it. Otherwise we'd end
up with fingers three feet long."
The initial stage of research was
devoted to identifying the point at
which a chick moves from a permissive
period of development, during which it
can repair damage, to a restrictive
period, when it can't. That research was
completed five years ago. "Since then,"
says Steeves, "we've been seeking the
answer to one simple question: What
changes?"
What changes turned out to be the
expression of genes and proteins at the
cellular level. As there are thousands of
proteins and genes in the body, identifying each one as an inhibitor or enhancer, and comparing its appearance
"I take phone calls almost
daily from people asking,
'Can you fix me yet?'"
Steeves says. Within a few-
years, the answer may be
yes.
in the permissive or restrictive period,
is a labourious process.
The role of growth-enhancers was
suggested when the team duplicated
the immunological procedure performed on the chicks, using adult mice.
The mice recovered only partially, a
result Steeves attributes to the low
level or absence of growth factors in
the adult animals.
Questions of sequence and timing
contribute to the problem of inducing
tissue regeneration. "You can have all
the parts to a car spread out on the
ground in front of you," Steeves explains, "but if you don't assemble them
in the appropriate order, the car won't
run."
Inside the anatomy lab, which also
houses Steeves' office, a researcher is
flash-freezing tissue sections from the
chicks. These will be analyzed under a
microscope to detect the degree of
regeneration that has taken place in the
neurons.
As we climb the stairs and enter
the physiology lab, Steeves says, "It's
one thing to create damage, do the
repair and say, 'This animal walks.' The
question here is, 'How well?'"
To assess functional recovery, a
research animal walks the length of a
plexiglass pathway. Its progress is
filmed by a high speed camera. The
images are digitized into a computer,
providing a kinematic analysis of the
legs' movements, then are compared
with similar data from normal animals.
A force plate in the floor of the pathway also measures the patterns of force
created by the animal's footfall.
"By correlating these data," says
Steeves, "we can determine the degree
of physiological repair. This can then be
combined with the information on
anatomical repair gathered in the first
lab to give us a comprehensive assessment of our work. Five years ago, this
combination of anatomical and physiological data was the end product of our
research. Now it's a tool to assess
what's happening at the cellular level.
How this information will be used five
years from now is anybody's guess."
On the way to the molecular biology lab, where the research is the stuff
futuristic movies are made of, Steeves
discusses the present-day reality of
money. As well as funding from a
variety of agencies and private donors
(see sidebar on the Man in Motion), the
research benefits because each team
member has full scholarship support.
This means the team is composed of
top-notch scientists, says Steeves, and,
in a situation that's as rare as it is
fortuitous, "every cent of our funding
goes to the research. Not a penny goes
into salaries."
The work is also supported by the
Network of Centres of Excellence in
Neural Regeneration and Recovery, a
federal program whose purpose "is to
target research that's not only important, but in which Canada already plays
a major role," says Steeves. It links at
least 50 labs across the country creating, "in effect, a super-lab. The result
is fluid and dynamic, giving researchers
from Vancouver to Halifax access to
each other's expertise."
While the spinal cord team has
benefitted through this program from
other researchers' knowledge of cellu-
UBC ALUMNI CHRONICLE, FALL 1993
17 The research team is an eclectic group:
Front, l-r: David Pataky and Christopher
McBride, grad students; Joshua Eades,
undergrad; Gillian Muir, post-doctoral fellow.
Middle, l-r: Hans Keirstead, grad student;
Steeves; Karen Goh, undergrad.
Back, l-r: Barbara Petrausch, grad student;
Ania Wisniewska, medical student; Tom
Zwimpfer, assistant professor in neurosurgery; Michael Rott, post doctoral fellow.
"It's one thing to create
damage, do the repair and say,
'This animal walks.' The
question here is, 'How well?'"
lar recovery, scientists studying neural
diseases may profit from the UBC
findings. Research into Parkinson's,
Alzheimer's and other neural conditions took a step forward a few years
ago with the discovery that embryonic
neural transplants could replace tissue
deadened by the disease process. Due
to such inhibiting factors as myelin,
however, the transplants could not take
hold. The UBC team's immunological
procedure may prove significant in this
area.
After a cross-building hike, we
reach the molecular biology lab. The
task here, says Steeves, is to identify
particular proteins and genes, and draw
comparisons between the permissive
and restrictive periods of repair. Once
accomplished, the researchers will face
what Steeves describes as "the holy
grail of molecular biology — how to get
inside a gene, turn it on, and then turn
it back off at the appropriate time."
The most sophisticated approach
currently being investigated involves
viral vectors. "The idea," says Steeves,
"is to create a virus that will penetrate
a cell, go directly to the appropriate
gene, and turn it on. A second virus
would be required to turn the gene off.
To prevent a 'cure the disease but kill
the patient' scenario, the virus would
be engineered to be reproductively
incompetent. Once its work was complete, it would die and be removed by
the cellular machinery."
Although genetic manipulation and
viral engineering portend the kind of
possibilities that sell science fiction,
Frankenstein-style plots ignore the
benefits to be experienced by real
people.
"I take phone calls almost daily
from people asking, 'Can you fix me
yet?,'" Steeves says as we trek back to
his office. Within a few years, the
answer may be yes, but it will "require
a number of different highly coordinated interventions, each of which must
be painstakingly identified and assembled in the correct sequence." Although
anatomical repair may take place within
weeks to months of these interventions, they will only be the beginning of
the long, phsyiotherapeutic process to
complete, functional recovery.
Here, too, there are unknown
factors. For example, it is generally true
that the younger the patient, the more
complete the recovery, whether it be
from a broken bone or neural damage.
This is partly due to the decrease in
growth factors as we age, and also to a
decrease in the ability of one part of
the central nervous system to take over
for another when function is impaired.
Referred to as plasticity, it is not yet
known why this phenomenon decreases with age, or if it will affect full
recovery.
Clearly, although more complex
than Steeves' automotive analogies
imply, spinal cord repair "is not
unfeasible" in the foreseeable future.
"It's just challenging." But for a man
who talked his way into a fourth year
course while in second year at the
University of Manitoba, and led a
graduate seminar while still an
undergrad, a challenge is nothing like a
roadblock.
Despite his past, present and
future ability at rising to this challenge,
however, Steeves believes in giving
credit where it's due. "The success of
this research is due in no small part to
the people I've worked with," he says.
"They are tremendous, and incredibly
hard-working."
On the way out, the easy-going
pace in the lab outside Steeves' office
door is, again, deceptive. A casual
observer might never estimate the
commitment of these researchers, or
the magnitude of the task before them:
to heal broken spines, and put people
back on their feet again.
Lynne Melcombe is a Vancouver writer.
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.PAR^titu.-,MJGI-efTo^ Thursday
SEPTEMBER 30
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF SUB
Time:        10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: SUB
Displays will celebrate achievements of
past and present students. Historical photos of SUB and UBC and the AMS' art
collection.
CLASS OF '33 REUNION LUNCH
Time: 11:30 a.m. for 12:15 p.m.
Location: Cecil Green Park
Cost. $20
Contact:    Alumni Association,
822-3313
Register by Sept. 10 and a parking pass
will be mailed to you for use at Cecil
Green Park. Class of '33 grads only.
Wheel chair accessible.
CLASS OF '33 REUNION TOUR
Time:        2 - 3 p.m.
Location:  Departure and termination
point is Cecil Green Park
Contact:    Alumni Association,
822-3313
Register by Sept. 10 and a parking pass
will be mailed to you for use at Cecil
Green Park. Class of '33 grads only.
Wheel chair accessible.
CLASS OF'33 DIAMOND
ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION
Time:        3:30 -5:30 p.m.
Location:  Norman MacKenzie House,
6565 NW Marine Dr., UBC
Contact.    Alumni Association,
822-3313
No parking pass required. Class of '33
grads only. Wheel chair accessible.
GOLF TOURNAMENT
Time.        Tee off 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Location:  University Golf Club
Cost $100/person
Contact:    Dean Spriddle, 822-9525
Handicap event with long drives, closest
to the pin. Limited to first 60 players.
PRIZES FOR ALL. Banquet on completion of play.
GREAT TREKKER AWARD
RECEPTION
Time:       5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Party Room, SUB
Cost: $10/person
Contact: Carol Forsythe, 822-2050
This year's award goes to Byron Hender,
executive coordinator in vice president
K.D. Srivastava's office. Under his auspices as president ofthe AMS in 1965-66,
the negotiations for the Student Union
Building, now celebrating its 25th year,
went ahead.
INT'L HOUSE DROP-IN
Time:        7 - 10 p.m.
Location: International House
Contact:   Beau Gabiniewicz,
822-5021
Gate Four Lounge. Come and join the fun
and activities. Pool, ping-pong. Great
place to meet people from all over the
world.
RESIDENCE INFO BOOTHS
Time:        All day
Location:  Place Vanier and Totem
Park residences
Narrated slide show, photo displays and
list of student activities.
THEATRE PRODUCTION
Time:        8 p.m.
Location:  Frederic Wood Theatre
Cost: $8/student, seniors; $12/
adults
Contact.    Box Office, 822-2678
The Love ofthe Nightingalebylimberhke
Wertenbaker.  Directed by Rosemary
Dunsmore.
Friday
OCTOBER 1
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF SUB
Time:        10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: SUB
Displays will celebrate achievements of
past and present students. Historical photographs of SUB and UBC and the AMS'
art collection .
BOTANICAL GARDEN TOURS
Time:        2 p.m.
Contact:    Alumni Association,
822-3313
Guided tours ofthe UBC Botanical Garden will begin at the Garden's main entrance at 6804 SW Marine Dr. Parking is
adjacent. Space is limited, so reservations
are required.Use coupon to register by
Sept. 24.
COMMERCE '83 REUNION
Time: 7 - 11:30 p.m.
Location: Cecil Green House, 6251
Cecil Green Park Road,
UBC
Cost: $20/person (guest/spouse
welcome)
Contact:    Alumni Association,
822-3313
Reception. No host bar and munchies.
Casual dress. For '83 Commerce grads &
guests only.
GREAT TREK REMEMBERED LUNCH
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location:  Cecil Green Park
Special luncheon for 1916-30 grads honouring the outstanding individuals and
historical events of UBC's past. Dr. Nestor
Korchinsky will be presented with the
Blythe Eagles Volunteer Service Award.
By special invitation only.
INT'L HOUSE DROP-IN
Time:        7-11 p.m.
Location: International House
Contact:   Beau Gabiniewicz,
822-5021
Gate Four Lounge. Come and join the fun
and activities. Pool, ping-pong. Great
place to meet people from all over the
world.
OKTOBERF^T
Time:        4:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: Tent, SUB Plaza
Cost:        To be determined
Contact:    Dean Olund, 822-3818
The first Octoberfest ofthe year is sponsored by the Engineering Undergraduate
Society. Join us under the tent for frankfurters, sauerkraut and, of course, bzzr.
Proceeds go to charity.
SOCCER,
UBC vs UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
Time:        1 p.m./women;
3 p.m./men
Location:  OJ Todd Fields
Contact:    Don Wells, 822-3918 or call
24-hour info line, 222-
BIRD
For men and women. Always a classic—
the top two Canada West teams in the
Battle of British Columbia.
THEATRE PRODUCTION
Time:        8 p.m.
Location:  Frederic Wood Theatre;
Cost: $10/student, seniors; $14/
adults
Contact.    Box Office, 822-2678
The Love ofthe Nightingaleby TimberV&ke
Wertenbaker.  Directed by Rosemary
Dunsmore.
Saturday
OCTOBER 2
mm/iwrnammimsem
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF SUB
Time:        10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: SUB
Displays will celebrate achievements of
past and present students. Historical photographs of SUB and UBC and the AMS'
art collection . Children's events in and
around SUB. Join us for a piece of birthday cake!
Free shuttle buses running
throughout Homecoming.
AMS LEADERS'REUNION
Time:        5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: SUB
In addition to those student leaders ofthe
past, the AMS is bringing together those
leaders that contributed to the strength
and vitality ofthe Alma Mater Society.
By invitation only.
ASIAN CENTRE PHOTOGRAPHY
EXHIBITION
Location:  Asian Centre Auditorium
Rendevous with Nature is the theme.
BOTANICAL GARDEN TOURS
Time:        2 p.m.
Contact    Alumni Association,
822-3313
Guided tours will begin at the Garden's
main entrance at 6804 SW Marine Dr.
Parking adjacent. Space is limited; reservations are required. Deadline is Sept. 24.
CAMPUS TOURS
Time: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
departures
Location:  Leave main info kiosk
90 minute walking tours of our beautiful
and interesting campus. See what's old
and what's new at UBC!
CHEMISTRY MAGIC SHOW
Time:        To be announced/
call Hotline (UBC-1993)
Location:  Chemistry Bldg.
The biggest hit of the 1990 UBC Open
House.
CHILDREN'S CARNIVAL
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location:  SUB
Contact: Dave Hindmarch, 822-3688
Kids can meet some of UBC athletes in a
fun setting. There will be autographs and
sports activities. UBC Soccer School will
sponsor the Mini World Cup for summer
camp kids under 10 years.
CHINESE THEATRE
Time:        2 - 3 p.m.
Location:  Museum of Anthropology
Cost: Museum admission
The Chinese Cultural Centre presents a
modern Chinese play,Land of Dreams.
CERAMICS I.D. CLINIC
Time: 1  - 3 p.m.
Location:  Museum of Anthropology
Cost: Museum admission
Get an expert's opinion on your old ceramics of unknown origin and value
EARTHQUAKE SIMULATOR
Time:        To be announced/
call Hotline (UBC-1993)
Location:  Civil Engineering Bldg.
A big hit at the 1990 UBC Open House! ENGINEERING MODEL SHOW
Time:        To be announced/
call Hotline (UBC-1993)
Location: To be announced/
call Hotline (UBC-1993)
Engineering students' models display.
HOMECOMING FOOTBALL
UBC vs SAN FRANCISCO STATE
Time:        2 p.m.
Location: Thunderbird Stadium
Cost $8/adults; $5/students,
seniors; $3/UBC students,
kids under 12
Contact    Don Wells, 822-3918 or 24-
hour info: 222-B1RD
UBC plays NCAA Div II team San Francisco State. A very special non-conference game recalling the days before the
modern CWVAA, when UBC competed
exclusively against US teams. Use coupon below to order tickets.
LAW'68 REUNION
Time:        5:15 p.m.
Location: BC Club, 2nd Floor, 750
Pacific Boulevard South
Cost: $100/person
Contact.    Alumni Association,
822-3313
An evening of convivial conversation,
excellent food and promises of lots of
anecdotes and stories. For '68 Law grads
only. No guests Business attire.
MARTIAL ARTS DEMONSTRATIONS
Contact:   Sonya Lumholst-Smith,
822-2982
Still in the planning stages at press time.
Contact the Athletics Department for up-
to-the-minute information.
For
information
about any
Homecoming
events or location ofthe
Information Kiosk, call the
Homecoming Hotline at
UBC-1993, anytime after
September 1.
NATIVE YOUTH PROGRAMS
Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location:  Museum of Anthropology
Cost: Museum admission
Guided walks & talks about native heritage presented by the Native Youth Program.
PLACE VANIER
SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
Time:        8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location:  Place Vanier
Contact.    Carl Cooper, 822-6832
First day of two-day tournament.
RUGBY FESTIVAL
Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: South Campus Fields
Contact: Norman Jack, 822-3094
UBC and Vancouver First Division
games.
PROFESSORS EMERITI REUNION
Time:        2 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Tent, SUB Plaza
Contact:    Joan King, 822-5414
SATURDAY SPEAKERS
Time:        1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Instructional Resource
Centre
Come and listen to the best of UBC's
Speaker's Bureau who will explore such
topics as The Impact of Television on
Children, Native-Canadian Relations and
Sea Monsters ofthe BC Coast. There will
be six speakers with two lecture halls
running simultaneously.
SHOPPING SPREE
Visit UBC's unique shops and boutiques:
the Bookstore, theCollectible Earth, Shop
in the Garden and the Museum of Anthropology Gift Shop. Free shuttle buses run
on a continuing basis and connect all
shops.
STUDENT AWARDS
Time:        3:30 - 5 p.m.
Location:  Tent, SUB Plaza
Contact.    Joan King, 822-5414
Presentation of scholarships for entering
students of high academic standing. Includes President's and Chancellor's
Scholarships.
THEATRE PR0DUQI0N
Time:        8 p.m.
Location:  Frederic Wood Theatre
Cost: $10/student, seniors; $14/
adults
Contact:    Box Office, 822-2678
The Love ofthe Nightingaleby Timberhke
Wertenbaker.  Directed by Rosemary
Dunsmore.
TOTEM PARK
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Location:  Outside the residence
ballroom
Cost: $2/person
Contact:    Janet Cox, 822-2374
Everyone is welcome.
TOTEM PARK
3-ON-3 BASKETBALL
Time:        Noon - 4 p.m.
Location:  Outside the residence
Contact:    Janet Cox, 822-2374
Everyone is welcome.
TOTEM PARK
TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Time:        Noon - 4 p.m.
Location:  Outside the residence
Contact:    Janet Cox, 822-2374
Everyone is welcome.
TOTEM PARK
VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
Time:        Noon - 4 p.m.
Location: Outside the residence
Contact:    Janet Cox, 822-2374.
Everyone is welcome.
SPECIAL NOTICE
M o n cl a \
Oct. 4. 1993
Sunday
OCTOBER 3
at the
L'BC Alumni Association.
Cecil Green Park,
6251 Cecil Green Park Rd.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
R.S.N.P. to 822-3313
b\ Kriclav, October 1
ARTS'20 RELAY
Time:        8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Teams: community/$l 12
with t-shirts, $80 no shirts;
UBC/$82 with t-shirts,
commuity$50 no shirts;
high school students/$57
with t-shirts; $25 no shirts.
Individuals: community/
$10; UBC/$6; high school
students/$3.
Walkers: community/$5;
UBC/$3; high school
students /$2.
Location:  Vancouver General
Hospital to UBC
Contact:    UBC Intramural Sports,
822-6000
Form your own 8-person relay team and
participate in the re-enactment of the
1920 Arts Class' original run from
Fairview to the future UBC site at West
Point Grey. Open to staff, students, alumni
and the community. Register Sept. 1 - 29
by calling contact number.
ARTS'20 PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Time:        10 a.m.
Location:  On top of Sedgewick
Library
Cost. Free to Arts 20 participants;
others pay by donation to
the Richmond Lions' Club
(pancake breakfast
volunteers).
Everyone is invited to a pancake breakfast before the awards ceremony.
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except where stated or where event
is still in the planning stages and costs are
unknown. Call Hotline for
more information on those
events.
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SEE OTHER SIDE FOR EVENT REGISTRATION. BOTANICAL GARDEN TOURS
Time:        2 p.m.
Contact:    Alumni Association,
822-3313
Guided tours ofthe UBC Botanical Garden will begin at the Garden's main entrance at 6804 SW Marine Dr. Parking is
adjacent. Space is limited, so reservations
are required.Use coupon to register by
Sept. 24.
CAMPUS TOURS
Time: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
departures
Location:   Leave main info kiosk
90 minute walking tours of our beautiful
and interesting campus. See what's old
and what's new at UBC!
CANTONESE OPERA
Time: 1 - 3 p.m., demonstration;
3 - 4 p.m. performance
Location: Museum of Anthropology
Cost: Museum admission
A demonstration of make-up and costuming preceding the performance ofthe
Cantonese Opera. There will be a presentation about Chinese opera and its meaning to Chinese audiences.
ENGINEERING MODEL SHOW
Time:        To be announced/
call Hotline (UBC-1993)
Location:  To be announced/
call Hotline (UBC-1993)
Engineering students' models display.
FAMILY CROQUET TOURNAMENT
Time:        To be announced/
call Hotline (UBC-1993)
Location:  To be announced/
call Hotline (UBC-1993)
Still in the planning stages at press time.
HIGH TEA AT CECIL GREEN PARK
Time:        Two sittings, 1 p.m. and
2:30 p.m.
Cost: $17 per person
Contact.    Alumni Association,
822-3313.
A traditional "olde English tea" will be
served in the mansion overlooking beautiful Howe Sound. Reservations required
and must be made by Sept. 24. Use coupon below.
MARTIAL ARTS DEMONSTRATIONS
Contact:    Sonya Lumholst-Smith,
822-2982
Still in the planning stages at press time.
Contact the Athletics Department for up-
to-the-minute information.
NATIVE YOUTH PROGRAMS
Time:        11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Museum of Anthropology
Guided walks & talks about native heritage presented by the Native Youth Program.
PLACE VANIER BARBEQUE
Time:        4:45 p.m.
Location:  Place Vanier
Contact:    Carl Cooper, 822-8928
PLACE VANIER SOFTBALL
TOURNAMENT
Time:        8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location:  Place Vanier
Contact:    Carl Cooper, 822-6832
Second day of two-day tournament. Final
game starts at 5 p.m.
POWWOW
Still in the planning stages at press time.
Contact the Alumni Association at 822-
3313 for up-to-the -minute information.
SHOPPING SPREE
Visit UBC's unique shops and boutiques:
the Bookstore, the Collectible Earth, Shop
in the Garden and the Museum of Anthropology Gift Shop. Free shuttle buses run
on a continuing basis and connect all
shops.
Alumni Divisions
EVENTS
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Date: September 29
Time:        Noon - 2:30 p.m.
Location:  Cecil Green Park
Luncheon reception to honour international students and alumni. Invited inter
national alumni, students & faculty. Bill
Barlee, Minister of Agriculture will attend.
GEOGRAPHY
Date: October 1
Time: 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location:  UBC Geography Bldg.
Cost: Donation
Contact:    Andrew Pau, 874-1045 (h)
or 873-7709 (w); Chris
LeTourneur, 263-9707
Reception, AGM and undergrad Beer Garden. The Distinguished Geographer's
Award will be presented at the AGM.
Invited alumni, students & faculty.
MUSIC
Date:        October 2
Time:        7:30 p.m.
Location:   Music Bldg., Recital Hall
Cost: $15/alumni, faculty; $5/
students & guests of alumni
& faculty
Contact.    Louise Bradley, 299-3614
Presentations by faculty, students and
alumni will honour retiring faculty and
members of the 20th reunion class. We
hope this becomes an annual event.
NURSING
Date: September 26
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location:  Cecil Green Park
Cost: $5/students; $10/alumni,
faculty
Contact    Linda Gomez, 274-7434;
Dorothy Logan, 922-3061
Annual Homecoming Brunch. Presentation will be by Nora Whyte, RNABC
Program Coordinator, New Directions
for Community Health on the Seaton
Report and its impact on community health
nursing. Invited alumni, students & faculty.
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
Date: September 30
Time:        7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Location:  UBC Faculty Club
Contact    Marion Pearson, 822-6344;
Fax: 822-3035
Professional Practice Night. Representatives from various worksites will set up
information booths for Pharmacy
undergrads.Information only, no recruiting. Private function for invited alumni,
students & faculty.
SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS
(PHYSICAL EDUCATION &
RECREATION)
Date: October 2
Time:        Noon - 5 p.m., daytime
events; 6:30 - 11 p.m.,
evening events
Location:   Osborne Centre & Field/
day; Cecil Green Park/
evening
Cost: Day, $5; evening, $30
Contact:    Kim McElroy, 822-3917;
Fax: 822-6011
Volleyball, Softball, croquet and
scavanger hunt. Evening: buffet dinner,
awards (Alumni Endowment Scholarships and faculty awards), dancing. Adults
only. Invited alumni, students & faculty.
REHABILITATION SCIENCES
Date: September 30
Time: 5:30 p.m./reception; 6:30-
9:00 p.m./workshop
Location:  School of Rehab Sciences
Faculty Lounge
Contact:    Sue Kozak, 872-0245
Reception & participatory workshop on
"having fun as adults." Speaker: Mr.
Spybey, OT. Invited alumni, students &
faculty.
Parking
September 30 & October 1
Parking discount coupons available
for purchase prior to Homecoming.
The deadline for ordering them is
September 15. Coupons are $3 each.
One coupon can be exchanged for all
day parking in any on the four
parkades. Contact the Alumni Association office (822-3313) to purchase
a coupon.
October 2 & October 3
The North Parkade next to the SUB
will be free for these 2 days only. All
B lots will also be free for these days.
Events Registration
Please indicate the event(s) which you plan
to attend. Let us know how many tickets to
reserve or the number in your party. Send
coupon with cheque to 6251 Cecil Green
Park Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z1.
Make cheques payable to the UBC Alumni
Association. For parking coupons and advance purchase Homecoming Football
Game tickets, please return coupon by
September 15 in order to allow tickets to
arrive to you by Homecoming.
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Tickets will not be issued.
 persons @ $17 each enclosed $.
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AGE IN
COMPUTER
by Katie Eliot
Once upon a time there
were no computers - just fingers and toes to count on.
Then came the abacus, then
clay and stone tablets. In
time, number crunchers used
ink and parchment to keep
records, then, in this century,
calculators and computers.
This process covers thousands of years, and yet it
seems as though we've always depended upon our personal computers to help with
our daily tasks.
Once upon a time there
was no computer science department at any university.
After World War II, IBM,
Burroughs and Ferranti,
among others, developed ma-
Shape information is determined using a technique called photometric stereo.  This figure shows one
colour-encoded video frame from a motion sequence obtained from a rotating doll head. The inset box
shows the colour rosette used to encode the surface gradient; white lines define coordinates which encode
colour and distance as well as brightness.
chines to read punch-cards
and execute complex calculations. When UBC installed a
computer in 1957, it was only
the second university in Canada to do so. The University
of Toronto was first when it
installed a Ferut computer in
1952. Initially UBC installed
the ALWAC computer in the
UBC Computing Centre. Tom
Hull managed the centre until
1966, when Jim Kennedy
took over.
Even in those simple
times, hardware and software
were changing so rapidly that
UBC had to struggle to keep
up. In 1968 the University of
Michigan installed the IBM
360/67 and wrote the Michigan Terminal Systems program, which was released to
UBC. The MTS program has
been in use ever since, and is
now being replaced by UNIX.
The past 25 years in
computer science at UBC has
seen nothing but change.
Late in 1967 and early in
1968, UBC moved to establish
a department of computer
science in the Faculty of Science. This was not easy since
departments such as Electrical Engineering, and faculties
such as Commerce and Business Administration already
had their own equipment and
a body of students to serve.
An alternative Institute of
Computer Science was proposed as an interdisciplinary
centre to exchange research
on electronic data processing
(as it was known then). But
academics recognized even
then that computers were a
key component of business,
government and industry,
and UBC researched hardware and software computer
systems. After months of deliberation the university created the department of Com
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puter Science in May of 1968
with Jim Kennedy as acting
head. John Peck was appointed permanent head in 1969,
and he introduced formal
programs for Bachelor's and
Master's degrees. The PhD
program followed in 1970.
In its infancy, Computer
Science had only six full-time
faculty members, with offices
in the Applied Sciences building. IBM mathematician Paul
Gilmore became head in
1977, followed by Jim Varah
in 1984 and Maria Klawe in
1988. Currently the department has 27 full-time faculty,
over 100 graduate students,
eight support staff, 15 technical staff and a librarian. The
department is anxiously
awaiting completion of its
new building, and will move
early this fall.
Twenty-five years of
progress shows in many areas. One of the most interesting is in the theory of computing, where high resolution
graphics and mathematical
software combine to simulate
and test models and
protocols. Six faculty and
eight graduate students are
researching in this area, using models such as the tetra-
hedra illustrated here. Com
putational intelligence, which
includes artificial intelligence, natural language reasoning and robotics is another high-profile area of research. The Canadian Space
Arm employed robotic technology developed at UBC.
More recent research uses
photometric stereo to determine shapes, such as the
head depicted here, which is
required for computer graphics and CAD/CAM analysis.
Eight faculty researchers
and almost 20 graduate students work on these and other models, and 3 faculty and
over 30 graduate students
are involved in new projects
in computer graphics. The
department started the computer graphics section in
1989, and it now ranks
among the top academic
computer graphics research
groups in Canada. Medical
and dental imaging, fluid dynamics, forestry, cognitive
psychology and anthropology
computer generated images.
The movies use computer graphics, too: one UBC
graduate student spent a
year in California at Industrial Light and Magic, working
on dinosaur animation for
Jurassic Park.
Dragon rendered to show the
"handles" used to sculpt and
mold the shape ofthe surface.
•    •   •   •   •   •    •
From a study ofthe complexity of computer-aided assembly
planning, this set of six skinny tetrahedra is the simplest set of objects
that cannot be taken apart with two hands.
Computer animated dragon
demonstrating the power and
flexibility of free-form surface
design using hierarchical B-
splines.
Research is also going on
in computer communications,
integrated system design,
databases and numerical
computation. One of the newest research projects, initiated by Maria Klawe, is Games
for Education in Math and
Science, which uses video
games and software to bring
the magic of math and science to students in grades 4-
7. The range of research areas in the department has
grown dramatically from the
early days of punch cards
and two-ton mainframes to
today's sophisticated and
speedy portable
workstations.
Once upon a time, the
idea of a computer would
have been unimaginable. But
now most of us are computer
literate, and while we don't
have an in-depth knowledge
of program applications, at
least we can use our fingers
and toes to press the right
buttons.
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UBC ALUMNI CHRONICLE, FALL 1993 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
The department of Computer Science (CPSC) invites you to
help us celebrate 25 years of progress and dynamic growth,
from October 14-16, 1993. If you've never been to CPSC,
you will be amazed. If you're part of the family of graduates and associates, you'll be surprised at how far the department has come.
With a wide variety of demonstrations, events and festivities, CPSC will celebrate its 25th anniversary and open
its new home: The Centre for Integrated Computer Systems
Research (CICSR) and Computer Science building. Former
and current students, faculty and staff, members of the
business, government and university communities and the
general public are all invited to join the celebration. The
new building is at 2366 Main Mall, across from the MacMillan building. Designed to accommodate the latest technical advances, the CICSR-CS building will be one of the most
prominent facilities at UBC.
Special events include:
Thursday, Oct. 14 (Demonstration Day)-Open house for
schools, industry, academic and the general public. Labs
will demonstrate electronic games research, fishtank virtual reality, machines that see, soccer-playing robots, animation and more!
Friday, Oct. 15 (Building Opening)—Open house complete with keynote lecture by a distinguished alumnus.
Afterwards the ribbon will be cut by university, government and industry officials, supervised by the CPSC resident robot!
Saturday, Oct. 16 (Symposium Day)—This symposium
features a program designed to renew bonds with alumni
and to encourage participation of graduates both past
and future. Invited plenary lectures will be given in the
morning, followed by technical and career presentations
in the afternoon. Participation is open to all. For more information contact 822-3061 (email: 25th@cs.ubc.ca).
In such a pioneering field as computer science, 25
years is a long time. Come and join us in celebrating our
history and our future.
The new home of Computer Sciences: The Centre for Integrated
Computer Systems Research (CICSR) and Computer Science building.
AHEAD     FOR
THE     FUTURE
Dr.   Maria   Klawe
has accepted another five-year
term as head of
Computer Science.
She came here in
1988 at a time of
transition and has
competently guided the department
through years of
growth and innovation.
Her philosophy
is straightforward:
"We have a very flat
hierarchy here. Everyone works together, whether they are faculty, support staff, technicians or students. We all support each
other and try to accommodate our differences. Decision-making
is shared by everyone, and that provides valuable input and
maximum solutions."
Klawe showed a keen interest in mathematics from the
beginning. She grew up in Alberta and attended the University of
Alberta. She received her BSc there in 1973, and her PhD in 1977.
She worked as assistant professor in Mathematical Sciences at
Oakland University, Rochester from 1977-78. She accepted appointments in computer science at the U of T for two years, then
moved to San Jose, California where she held various managing
positions at the IBM Almaden Research Center from 1980-89. She
was appointed professor and head in the department of Computer Science at UBC in September, 1988.
Dr. Klawe has developed many crucial initiatives for Computer Science. Under her leadership the department has expanded
its lab facilities, dramatically enlarged the graduate and undergraduate programs, and performed ground-breaking research in
artificial intelligence, robotics, graphics and other fields. She has
also been active as a committee member, conference organizer
and speaker at symposia, all while teaching and running the
department.
Maria Klawe's background in running things includes many
marathon races; she recently competed in the Vancouver International Marathon, along with other departmental and UBC professors. Distance running is an appropriate metaphor for this gifted
administrator - energy, stamina and determination are all vital
qualities which Maria brings to everything she undertakes. Her
training makes her the ideal choice to carry on for a second five-
year term as head of the Computer Science department, and to be
the person to bring it into the 21st century.
Katie Eliot is the graduate coordinator at Computer Sciences.
UBC ALUMNI CHRONICLE, FALL 1993
25 Thriving on Change:
Management
Education
in the '90s
Competition for dollars and  students is forcing
business schools to revamp programming and
increase services.  How is UBC doing?
BY CARLA WEAVER
HE GLOBAL ECONOMY IS CHANGING SO FAST WE CAN BARELY KEEP
UP," SAYS MICHAEL GOLDBERG, DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. He continues, "Business
schools play a key role in helping business to understand this change,
and to adapt new strategies to deal with it."
Goldberg is also Chair of the Ca-     focused on business schools by the media,
nadian Federation of Deans of Management
and Administrative Studies. This group concerns itself with how management education itself is dealing with economic change.
"The business schools will have to change
both their activities and the way those activities are carried out," he says.
Modern business education is dependant on state-of-the-art technology and first
rate instruction. Both these cost money, but
government, with overwhelming deficits, is
unable to supply adequate funding. At the
same time, public attention is increasingly
Carla Weaver is editor Viewpoints, the commerce faculty's magazine.
and some publications even rank the top
business schools. Says Goldberg, "There is
an increasing pressure from alumni, students and taxpayers on business schools to
get top ranking. Deans across North America can't help but respond to this pressure."
And the competition among business
schools is stiff. More than 2,000 American
and 50 Canadian business schools compete
for the brightest and best students. Recent
declines in MBA applications in the US mean
even greater future competition. According
to Goldberg, the successful schools will be
the ones that stress innovation and quality
of service, and that focus on the tuition-
paying client, the student.
Business schools face internal challenges as well. Goldberg notes that faculty salaries in business schools are second only to
those in medical schools. And, faculty members have high expectations for research
funding. As a result, business students expect service and teaching beyond what is
offered in other faculties.
Many business schools, however, have
developed creative ways of dealing with
growing expectations and shrinking finances. They are expanding their financial resource base by running profitable executive
programs, offering attractive donor opportunities to alumni, and developing outside
research and consultation contracts that are
carried out by faculty.
Goldberg adds, "Against this background of demand for more service with
fewer resources, we must reach out to our
business, labour and government constituencies. We need higher visibility and outreach
to survive and to satisfy student demands
for teaching and services and faculty demands for high levels of research and salary
funding."
So, what is our own faculty of Commerce and Business Administration doing
about all of this? Well, for starters, the
faculty is improving student services to meet
demands for better teaching and academic
advising, and better access to faculty members. New staff were hired last year in the
MBA programs office and undergrad office
to speed up counselling and support, and in
the Commerce Placement Services office to
advise students about job search and career
planning. But, according to Goldberg, "Providing these services requires a fundamental shift in the attitudes of faculty and administrators. We have to understand that a
'service culture' is a crucial part of improving our service."
Advances in communications and computer technology allow development of novel methods of program delivery and open
the door to new, imaginative curriculum
models. The faculty has also appointed an
MBA 2001 Design Committee to design a
new MBA program that will be innovative,
stimulating and exciting. Goldberg says, "The
program will be state-of-the-art when it is
implemented in 1995, and will remain so
well past the year 2001. I've told committee
members they should feel no restraint in
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UBC ALUMNI CHRONICLE, FALL 1993 terms of topics or format when they are
developing the new program."
He continues, "Innovation and flexibility are the keys. We will take advantage of
existing teaching tools such as video and
video conferencing, as well as new ones such
as interactive CD-ROM videodisk technology. One of the exciting aspects of this innovation is that students will be able to access
high quality, on-going management education anywhere in the world without the need
to be physically located at a university."
Today's executives face dramatic shifts
in the North American business culture,
volatile financial markets and burgeoning
global competition. The faculty's Executive
Programmes Division
helps these business ^^^
people by focusing on
research into evolving
business issues. One
way the faculty reaches
out to the business
community is through
breakfast meetings.
Guest speakers from
the faculty are invited
to make presentations
to men and women interested in new ways of
dealing with this ever-changing environment.
The division has also developed several new
programs including courses about managing drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace,
developing negotiating and bargaining skills
and implementing self-managing work
teams. One of the fastest growing activities
is developing specially tailored corporate in-
house programs. These programs tie the
university more closely to outside organizations than has been the case in the past.
"North Americanbusiness schools have
to rely more and more on funding from
alumni and corporations. Continuing education is an important part of fundraising
since it helps us keep strong links to the
business community, and is itself an important source of income. We will only remain
competitive through these kinds of efforts."
The faculty also keeps a high profile in the
business commumtybyparticipating in conferences, programs and publications. A faculty-based director of development to oversee outside fundraising activities will start
work in August.
Business schools must international
ize. The faculty, through its Centre for International Business Studies, is developing many
new initiatives, which include: international
course offerings and student research; a
scholarship program; a faculty research grant
program; joint international research
projects with an Asian Pacific focus; teaching resource materials for international business training; executive education programs;
residential programs; joint workshops and
seminars for faculty, students and executives; exchange and study abroad programs;
an off-shore campus; and the provision of
market information to enhance international trade.
Finally, to accommodate all of this
"North  American  business schools
have to rely more and more on
funding  from  alumni  and
corporations."
change, the faculty is using more professionals in its own management operations.
According to Goldberg, "Academics generally make reluctant managers, and few want to
stay in administration for long. By using
professionals to market and manage our
programs, academics are free to concentrate
on teaching and research."
Budgeting authority has been decentralized to departments, centres and institutes, which allows all levels of the faculty to
manage scarce resources more efficiently.
The dean is also focusing on more strategic
planning, formal management reviews and
emphasis on excellence in teaching and professional activity. Dean Goldberg predicts that the pressures on management
schools andmanagement education will only
increase in the foreseeable future, and only
those schools that have the flexibility to
develop new, innovative responses to these
pressures will survive.
According to Goldberg, UBC' s Faculty of
Commerce and Busmess Administration has
that flexibility, and the next century will see
UBC at the forefront of business schools in
North America. •
We're Almost There,
Alumni!
...but we need your help!
UBC's World of Opportunity Campaign
ends this November, and we need your
help for the campaign to reach its goal.
Alumni have given tremendous support
to the campaign over the past 5 years
under the leadership of volunteer John
Diggens, BSc '68 DMD 72. Thank you
for your contributions!
But we need one last show of support to
put the campaign over the top by November. That's where you come in!
Please watch for more information about
the campaign in your mail this September, and show your support by making a
donation.
Your contribution will make a real difference. Already, campaign-funded
projects have attracted additional funding to the university, and your support
will help UBC strive for new excellence.
We need you!
We're also looking for alumni volunteers
to assist with the campaign. It's fun to
volunteer - come and be a part ofthis
exciting success!
With UBC student callers, you'll talk to
friends and classmates about UBC and
how important their support is to the
campaign.
The UBC Development Office and
Alumni Association are working together to co-ordinate the efforts of campus
faculties and alumni divisions in recruiting volunteers.
Join the team!
Call the Alumni Association at 822-3313
or the Development Office at 822-8900
for more information on volunteering.
Please support UBC's World of Opportunity Campaign — your time and donation
will help the campaign reach its goal!
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27 40s
'93-'94. He sits on the US Activities
and Regional Activities boards and
the institute board.
Cal Chambers BA'49 has published
about the relationship between the
12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
and Christianity,  Two Tracks - One
Coal ... George Gibson BA'44,
BEd'57 retired from Mount Allison.
Wife Anne Manson BA'52 also retired as head of the English department at Tantramar High School.
They moved to Kamloops in June
'91  ... Ervin J. Nalos BASc(ElecEng)
'46, MASc(ElecEng)'47 has worked
at Boeing for thirty years, currently
as a research manager. He was recently elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He married Margaret
(Vaughan) BA'47 ... E. Joyce
Ritchie BA'43 earned a degree in
interior design at Woodbury University in Los Angeles. She practised
in LA and Vancouver before moving
to Victoria ... Chester C. Taylor
BASc(ElecEng)'48 was elected director for Region 6 of the Institute of
Electrical & Electronic Engineers for
50s
John B. Bancroft BA'52 received an
honorary doctor of agriculture degree from Purdue in May. His research focused on diseases of corn,
soybeans and apples and on the
structure and behaviour of viruses
... Gordon E. Cox MD'55 retired
after 36 years of practice in Victoria. He is married to Ruth (Jeffrey)
BA'52 ... Frank S. Death MASc(Met
Eng)'56 retired in May '92 as VP
technology of Linde (now Praxair).
He winters in Florida and summers
in the Adirondacks. He has 5 children and 6 grandchildren ... The
newly married H.K. Morris Baskett
BA'57 is a professor of continuing
education at the University of Calgary. After UBC he earned an MA
(Calgary) and a DPhil (Sussex). In
'92 he co-edited Professionals'
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in workplace learning ... Ronald R.
Brookman BASc(ElecEng)'58 is the
new director of technology research
at Amdahl Corp. in Sunnyvale, California. He held other director positions with that company, a manufacturer of large computers ...
D.J.R. Graham LLB'5 5 retired in January after 30 years of practising
private general law and six years of
public law in Ottawa and Vancouver
...   After working for years as a
pastor, Sunday school teacher and
counsellor, Jake H. Friesen BA'57
is back in college studying ESL ...
Anthony Kalichack BA'53 was
awarded the Commemorative Medal
for the 125th anniversary of the
Confederation of Canada. He served
with the navy during WWII and
helped raise $280 million as part
of the Canada Victory Loan campaign. He was an intelligence officer after the war. He is currently
working as legal administrator with
an Esquimalt law firm ... Biologist
Ernie Kuyt BA'57 was invested as
a member of the Order of Canada
in April. He is a member of the Canadian Wildlife Service and is an
authority on the behaviour of the
whooping crane
which he helped
save from extinction. He has dedicated his career to
preserving Canada's
natural environment
... Edward "Ted"
Lee BA'54, LLB'55
retired after 37
years in the Canadian Foreign Service.
He served as ambassador in Israel,
South Africa and
Austria and as legal
advisor and assistant undersecretary
for USA affairs in
Ottawa. He will live
in Ottawa ... Iva M.
Lester BA'50 has
spent the last five
years in Florida.
Hurricane Andrew
missed her, but it
was more exciting
than her 35 years
as an accountant
with the United Na
tions ... Bill Lunny BA'52 will have
his second book, The Jesus Option,
out in the fall. He is married to
June (Cruikshank) BA'52, who had
her own book, Spirit of the Yukon,
published by Caitlin Press last December ... Ruth "Daisy" McColl
BA'53, MAS'87 is now a member of
the Academy of Certified Archivists.
She is a records and archives management analyst at ICBC ... W.R.
Montgomery BASc(MechEng)'51  is a
consulting engineer in the gas-fired
radiant heating industry ... White-
cap Books has published two cookbooks by Noel Richardson BA'59,
Summer Delights and Winter Pleasures. She writes restaurant reviews
for Western Living and City Food
magazines. She owns Ravenhill
Herb Farm in Saanichton with her
husband, Andrew Yeoman ...
Kenneth M. Richmond
BASc(CivEng)'59, MASc(GvEng)'63 is
managing consultant with Martin &
Company in Reston, Virginia. A
boat lover, he sailed to Bermuda
last year with his wife of 14 years
... Delfa Syeklocha BA'54 has retired from teaching in microbiology
at UBC. She was departmental
undergrad coordinator for a number of years, and was a faculty advisor. She has a PhD'64 from
McGill ... King Seng Tan DipAdult
Ed'87 is in Singapore. He received
a BA and MA after leaving UBC ...
David E.F. Taylor BSF'59 and wife
Janet have retired after 25 years in
the Foreign Service. The postings
were in Paris, Prague, LA and Moscow. He retired from the latter
posting as minister at the Canadian
Embassy. He is now an international trade consultant, specializing in
Eastern Europe ... James A.F.
Taylor BA'58 moved back to BC
after 25 years in Toronto, consolidating two offices of Wood Lake
Books, which he founded 12 years
ago. Before leaving, he received an
honorary life membership in the
Freelance Editors' Association of
Canada ... Helen K. (Kennedy)
Todd BPE'53 received an MA in library audiovisual education from
the University of Southern Florida
in '68. She was a media specialist
at Frostproof High School until her
retirement in '92.
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Peter Ackhurst BSF'66 is working
as the Canadian project manager in
the Asean Institute of Forest Management in Malaysia. His wife
Gillian Ackhurst BHE'68 and son
Mike are also in Malaysia ...
Murray J. Brasseur BCom'67 has
been transferred back to Canada as
president of the Middlefield Group
after two years running the international office in the UK ... Ron
Carswell BA'60 retired as professor
emeritus after 26 years at the University of Calgary. He is now the
director of the MA program at
Gonzaga in Spokane, Washington ...
Eugene Creelman BASc(ElecEng)'60,
and wife Vera (Stanley) BA'53, are
moving to Victoria. He retired after
33 years with Dupont ... Frank
Dembicki BA'67 has joined the investment firm of Richardson
Greenshields of Canada Ltd. He
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Ross Dobson BSc'66 lives in Cornwall, Ontario. He has worked with
the Canadian Parks Service for
more than 25 years ... Lorna
(Reeve) Earl BSc'59, MD'63 would
like to hear from some classmates
in bacteriology or medical school.
Write to: 38 High Rd., Port
Bannatyne, Isle of Bute, Scotland
PA20 OPP ... Ronald Fisher BSc'66,
MD'70 has resigned as chairman of
the division of PM&R, University of
Ottawa and as psychiatrist-in-chief
of the Rehabilitation Centre, Ottawa, to join the staff at the Greater
Victoria Hospital Society ... Gordon
Forward BASc(MetEng)'60, MASc
(MetEng)'62 received an honorary
LLD from Queen's in May. He is an
inspiration to engineering and business students. His unique working
environment, emphasizing education and strong corporate management, makes him a leader in the
business community. He became
president of Chaparral
Steel in '82 and in '92
was elected to the
Texas Industries
Board. He earned a
PhD from MIT and is a
member of the advisory council for UBC ...
In '92, J.S.L "Larry"
Fournier BCom '61
established United Independent Title Services in Dublin, California. The company provides regional management for a US national
title insurance company in Louisiana ...
Robert Fraga MA'63,
PhD'65, professor of
mathematics and computer science at Ripon
College in Wisconsin,
has published Calculus
Problems for a New
Century. It is part of a
five-volume series, Resources for Calculus,
for calculus teachers.
He taught at the
American University in
Beirut and the University of Petroleum and
Minerals in Dhahran,
Saudi Arabia before
starting at Ripon ... Richard Fraser
BASc(CivEng)'69 is director, corporate and project development, of
Sandwell Inc. He will be based in
Vancouver ... Gordon D. Gram
BA'67 has left the Polygon Group
and joined West World to pursue
residential development in the
Fraser Valley ... Bo Hansen BA'68
moved from the University College
of the Cariboo, where he was associate dean of arts and responsible
for developing the UBC BA degree,
to become director of program
evaluation and research at the Ministry of Advanced Education and
Technology ... Gordon How BSc'64
is the executive director for Canuck
Place, a hospice for terminally ill
children. He was formerly the executive secretary for the United
Church of Canada ... Rodney Irwin
BA'69, MA'71  is new ambassador
to Hungary, with accreditation to
Albania, Bulgaria and Slovenia. His
previous Foreign Service postings
included New York, New Delhi and
Moscow. He was also high commissioner to Trinidad. In Ottawa he
held a variety of positions, most
recently as director general, USSR
and Eastern Europe bureau ...
Caroline (Spankie) Knight BA'65,
MA'67 is planning manager for the
Florida Coastal Management Program, Department of Community
Affairs ... Dorothy Lamont MSW'68
is the new CEO of the Canadian
Cancer Society and the National
Cancer Institute. She was previously
executive director of the Ontario
division of the CCS. She also worked with the Canadian Red Cross,
where she improved volunteer involvement. She has received many
awards for her work in social work
... Robin BSc'63 and Bonnie (Macdonald-) Leech BSc'63 are returning to Australia in August ... Roy
Lundin BEd'64 has been senior lecturer in education and a consultant
in tele-conferencing with Queensland University of Technology since
'76 ... K. Dale Olm BA'69 joined
the federal government's Consulting and Auditing Canada as a principal consultant after heading his
own management consulting firm
for several years in Vancouver. He
is located in Ottawa ... Miriam
Olney BA'64 is the new chair of
ICBC's board of directors ... Heather (Burton) Raff BA'60 received her
PhD and MA from McGill. She is on
a half-year sabbatical from St.
Joseph's College in Toronto to
write "a book about a book." She is
documenting the co-authoring of
The Molecular Biology of the Cell,
an internationally renowned scientific and medical text ... Alan Roaf
BA'69 is the new technical director
of Rowing Canada. He is also assisting the UBC athletic department
as rowing coordinator. He would
like other alumni to come out and
help ... Brian Robinson BSW'65,
MSW'68 was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th anniversary of the Confederation of
Canada for his service to Coquitlam
... Canadian Western Agribition
elected Marilyn (Hobson) Sharp
BHE'64, home economist and livestock producer from Lacombe, Alberta, as president. She has been
with the organization since '87 as
a volunteer, director and executive
member ... Dave Sinkewicz BSc'68
is moving to Tyler, Texas. He has
been appointed VP, chief information officer, for world-wide operations of Morden & Helwig Group ...
Joaquin O. Sio-pongco MASc(Civ
Eng)'62 retired in '92 from the Forest Products Research & Development Institute. He was the deputy
director of the department of science and technology. He has a PhD
in timber physics and engineering
from the University of the Philippines in Los Banos. He is now dean
of the engineering department at
Laguna College, San Pablo City in
the Philippines. He and wife
Milagros have seven children and
eight grandchildren ... Hugh
Stephens BA'67 is senior advisor,
resource planning and management
at External Affairs and International
Trade Canada in Ottawa. He had
been posted to Seoul, Korea for
three years and helped set up links
between UBC and Korea ... Linda
Stewart BHE'68, LLB'80 has practised family law for 11 years and
for five years as a family law mediator. She has a home office and a
"real" office, both in Burnaby ...
Susan (Miller) Suart BSc'65 became
associate director, public services,
for the University of Manitoba libraries after leaving the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical
Information in Ottawa ... Linda
(MacAdam) Swift BSc'68 is a com-
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puter consultant in Victoria ...
Egbertine Tempelman-Kluit BEd'62
taught elementary school for many
years before upgrading at UBC to
become a french teacher in Pender
Harbour. She took a group of students to France last spring and enjoys teaching ... Paul G. Wolf
BA'63  is an  international consultant
on sustainable development. He
specializes in environmental assessment and management. His last
two jobs took him to Madagasgar
and Rouanda.
70s
Margaret (Antenbring) Ancill
BEd'78 received an MA in psychology from Alfred Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago in
October '92 ... Thomas Beasley
BA'75 and Vickie Donaghue
MLS'92 were married in Ontario on
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Sept. 5, '92. Joe Minten BA'77 was
best man. Vicki is children's librarian for the Port Moody public library. Tom is an employment lawyer, advising the director of Employment Standards for BC ...
Marion (Hatch) Brett MSc'73 is foi
lowing a career in speech pathology. She is mother to six children,
all still at home ... Ron Byres BASc
(CivEng)'85, MASc(CivEng)'88 is living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He
works for Sandwell Inc. on a World
Bank funded port master plan for
the Tanzanian Harbours Authority.
He is engaged to McGill grad Carey
LePage. They plan to marry in '94
... Henry Carter PhD'71 teaches
sciences at Augustana University
College in Camrose, Alberta ...
Kenneth Chow BSc'87, DDS'92
married Susan Victoria Ng BA'87
on August 8. He is in Chicago at
Loyola University Medical Center for
a training program in oral and
maxillofacial surgery. After her UBC
graduation, Susan earned her BA
and MA in business administration
at SFU while working in
public relations with
Hill-Knowlton in Vancouver ... In April,
Ernest Colman BPE'51
was inducted into the
Kamloops Sports Hall
of Fame for his contributions to soft-ball and
track and field, and to
the Kani-loops Sports
Council. Ernie is an a-
vid golfer and is president of a seniors' curling club in Kamloops
... Crissa Constantine
BMus'77 has returned
to Vancouver from California and is looking
forward to reestablishing herself in the local
music community. After
UBC, she earned an MA
at Cleveland University
... John Coombs BCom
'73 transferred back to
Canada from Australia.
He is with the TD Bank
as VP credit ... Gillian
Corcoraw MSW'79 is
working as a rehab social worker in New
South Wales, Australia.
She has two children:
Paul, 23 and Tara, 12.
Tara was adopted from South Korea ... Richard Cropp BA'77,
MBA'81  and his wife and business
partner, Barbara Braid-wood, have
published their first book, How to
Start and Run a Profitable Travel
Agency, published by Self Counsel
Press. They consult and write on
many aspects of travel, help set up
agencies and run own their own
agency, Europacific Tours, in Vancouver ... Leslie (Jones) Cummings
BEd'75 was widowed in '92. She
lives in Tsaw-wassen with two teenage daughters. She is a business
English and communications instructor at Career Focus Business
College in New Westminster ... Jan
M. Davies BSc'70 is professor of
anaesthesiology at U of C. She also
works with air safety investigators
in Australia. Note: This item was
printed in the last Chronicle, and
Ms. Davies was referred to as "he."
Our apologies for this error ...
Gaelan de Wolf BA'71, MA'77 presented a paper entitled The Accent
of Teachers in Vancouver English
at the First International Conference on Dialectology and Geolin-
guistics in Budapest in April. He
also visited London and did some
research at the British Museum on
lexicographic materials. He is author/editor of the upcoming Cage
Canadian Dictionary ... Perry
Dickison BMus'79 has been a freelance musician in Vancouver since
'91. He spent '90-'91 performing
on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.
His first solo album was released in
August ... Edythe Field BEd'74
opened a "homework centre" in
Nanaimo to provide affordable tutoring for students 1-12 ... Ross
Gallinger BSc(Agr)'83 moved to
Prince George. He is environmental
and quality standards coordinator
for Northwood Pulp and Timber
Ltd. ... Arun K. Garg MD'77 is the
new president of the BC Medical
Association. He has been a member
of the BCMA board of directors
since '81  and was founding chair
of clinical pathology of the Canadian Association of Pathologists '84-
'88. He was also one of BCMA's
reps to the CMA board of directors
... Lawrence A. Godfrey PhD'78
was promoted to product manager
for sensors and hybrids, EG & G
Videtel, a Fortune 200 company.
He and wife Victoria have 2 chil
dren ... Ron Handford
BASc(CivEng)'74 has joined the International Finance Corporation as
an investment officer in the oil, gas
and mining department ... Ardo
Hansson BA'80 is associate professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and economic advisor to
the prime minister of Estonia ...
Leslie (Keyworth) Henderson
BA'75 has been appointed executive director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
Her husband John Henderson
BCom'77 has been operating his
own company, Pacific Rim Ventures,
there since '86 ... David R.
Holeton BA'70 has been appointed
dean of the Faculty of Divinity,
Trinity College, Toronto ...
Christine Holmquist BEd'77, proprietor of Pat's Quilting and Designs, has moved to a heritage
building in Fort Langley. The store
specializes in selling cotton fabrics
and offers classes in quilting and
other crafts. She still maintains her
interest in education and history ...
Steve Hsiung BASc(MetEng)'84 is
the plant metallurgist at Titan Steel
& Wire in Surrey, while wife Diane
(Scott) BSc'83 is the plant diagnostician for the BC Ministry of Agriculture in Cloverdale. The couple
had their first child, Nathalie on
April 16 ... Perry Keller BA'79
earned a law degree from Osgoode
Hall and a master's degree in law
from Harvard ... Lyall D. Knott, QC
BCom'71, LLB'72 has been appointed to the board of directors of the
Vancouver Port Corporation. He is
currently on the board for Vancouver International Airport Authority.
He is a former member of the
board of directors of Expo '86, the
theme of which was transportation.
He is a partner is the Vancouver
law firm of Clark Wilson ... Colin
Lau BASc(MechEng)'77 and two associates recently incorporated PEC
Engineering Inc ... Byng J. Leong
BEd'77, MEd'81   is a Surrey ESL
teacher. He is district commissioner
for Scouts Canada, received a Warrant of Appointment and completed
his "Gilwell" certificate. He was appointed a commissioned military
officer by Queen Elizabeth ... Earl
Lieske BArch'78 has established a
firm in Elm Grove, Wisconsin. They
specialize in housing and have
projects throughout the eastern US
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... Larry Lines PhD'76 was appointed NSERC/Petro-Canada chair in applied seismology at Memorial in
Newfoundland. He will also be a
professor in the department of
Earth Sciences ... Dennis W. Louie
BCom'77 is a partner in the CA
I       firm of Dyke and Howard and was
elected to the board of directors of
Marine Drive Golf Club at its '93
.      AGM ... George McMechan BASc-
(GeoEng)VO is the Ida Green Professor of Geosciences and the director of the Center for
Lithospheric Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas ... David
Mattison MFA'74, MLS'78 helped
establish Canada's first free-net in
Victoria in November, '92. He
works as an archivist in reference
services at the BC Archives and
Records Service ... Maureen
Moore's BA'71, MA'73 novel, The
Illumination of Alice Mallory, was
published this summer. The book
is set in Vancouver and North Vancouver and features a Woolworth's
clerk in love with a D.H. Lawrence
scholar ... Kathryn (Gallagher)
Morton BSW'77, MBA'83 lives in
Toronto with husband Greg and
son Stuart. She is the owner of
Avonlea Traditions Inc., a small
business which produces and distributes a line of Victorian-inspired
gifts, toys and books based on
Anne of Green Gables ... Sanford
Osier MA'77 has moved back to
Vancouver from Toronto with his
family and is now working for BC
Hydro ... Brian Parkinson BA'72 is
chair of the department of dramatic
arts at the University of Lethbridge
and the artistic director of the New
West Theatre Company, which
toured BC for nine months last
year ... Vancouver artist Scott Plear
BSc(Agr)'74, BFA'76 was the only
,       invited Canadian guest at the first
Mobile International Artists' Workshop at Siavonga, Zambia. Other
guests were from the UK, South
Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique. They
worked with 20 Zambian artists
from April 25 to May 9. Scott is
the chair of the fine arts department at the Langara campus of
Vancouver Community College. He
exhibits extensively in Canada and
the US ... Ann Richards BA'78 lives
in Sydney, Australia, working with
Digital Equipment Corporation.
She'd like to contact other alumni
living in Australia ... Dick Richardson MA'70 has been selected as
prospective Green Party candidate
for the elections to the European
Parliament in June '94. He is a senior lecturer in international relations at the University of Teeside,
UK ... Angus Robertson BA'72,
MA'77 has been working as manager of aboriginal affairs in the BC
Ministry of Forests. He was previously with the federal government
in Yellowknife ... Wesley C.S. Wong
BSc'74 received a master's degree
in mathematics from the University
of Waterloo in '79. He is now a
senior manager of the UNIX and
MPE technical services group at
Northern Telecom, where his wife
Sonia also works. They have two
children ... Catherine Anne (Carter) Wray BA'75, MLS'81 worked for
six years in Barbados and then
married Donald Wray in Dec.  '92.
They moved to Fayetteville, North
Carolina, where Donald is with the
US Army's special forces. She reports that she is an aunt again as
her sister Laurie (Carter) Mecke
BCom'81  gave birth to her third
child, William ... Jesmael P.
Zingoni MSc'79 is teaching science
in a New York City public school.
80s
James Almaas BASc(M&MPEng)'81
is chief mining engineer for American Girl Mining Joint Venture in
Yuma, Arizona. He and wife
Rebecca have two children ... Peter
John Andru BA'85, MSc'92 married
Leona Grant in May '92. He and
Leona had their first child in January ... Cecile Marie Badenhorst
MA'88 received her PhD in geography from Queen's ... Richard Bahry
BSc'89 is director of research at
Blue Frontier Inc. and president of
Polaris Marine Technology Corp. He
is now working on the industrial
development of new species fisheries and aquaculture. He lives with
wife Dawn on Saltspring ... Scott
Beesley BSc'86 and wife Shannon
Park BHE'85 will return to Vancouver in August. Shannon received
her MBA from Western in May.
Scott will begin studying economics
at UBC in September ... Dan
Bensler BMus'80 and Hildegard
Sawatsky-Bensler BMus'80 have
three daughters, one nine and two-
year-old identical twins. Hildegard
is an elementary music specialist
and Dan teaches band and science
in middle school in Cochrane, Alberta ... Jean (Ferguson-Davie)
BMus'86 and Gordon Boothe BMus
'79 are teaching piano (she) and
guitar (he), farming, substitute
teaching and conducting/accompanying a chamber choir. Their first
child was born in February ...
Michele Moore Brown BA'88 received an MBA from Queen's ...
Susan (McEwan) Bruyere BHE'82
has been in the deli and catering
business on West 10th for almost
two years ... Lucky BA'82 and
Anna Campbell BEd'87, LLB'90
have moved to Summerland, BC to
start a law practice and raise their
three children ... Elizabeth (Pedler)
BSc(Pharm)'84 and Tim Carroll BSc
(Pharm)'82 have moved to Vancouver Island to raise their two children ... Stephen Michael Chant
BCom'88 received his MBA from
Queen's, as did Johnson Kai Chiu
Cheng BCom'88 ... Christine Choy
BA'89 and Mark Heywood BCom
'89 were married in May ... Barry
Michael Coblenz BCom'87, another
alumnus who received a Queen's
MBA ... Colin Francis Connors
BASc(M&MPEng)'88 received his
MSc(Eng) in mining engineering
from Queen's ... Pat Conrad BSc
(OT)'89 has just started her own
occupational therapy practice, Conrad Rehabilitation Services, specializing in assessment and treatment
of head injury survivors in the community. She lives in Sardis ...
Leighton J. Cook BCom'86 has returned to Vancouver from Toronto
and is now manager, BC operations, for National Fast Freight Inc.
Leighton is also the proud father of
two daughters ... David Cramb
BSc'85 and Patti Stevenson BA'87,
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BSN'93 were married in December
'92 and are happy to live in the
same city after two years of long
distance phone bills and many airline travel points. David is working
at the U of T as a research associate in chemistry and Patti has a
new job at Toronto Western Hospital in orthopaedics as an RN ...
David de Wolf BA'86 is a software
and testing engineer at Microsoft.
He is to be married to Janice
Harvey in September ... Gaelan S.
de Wolf BA'89 is stage manager
for the Pink Flamingos, a production and entertainment company
that performed last summer at the
Calgary Stampede. They have also
played Las Vegas and Orlando ...
Ahmad Doroudian BSc'87, MSc
(Pharm)'91 was promoted to manager, manufacturing, at both plants
of Stanley Pharmaceutical Ltd. He
finished his second marathon (Portland) ... Michael Dennis Driedger
BA'89 received his MA in history
from Queen's ... Christopher J.
Fletcher BSF'83 received his MA in
resource management from SFU in
'90. He works for the Ministry of
Forests ... Tony Fogarassy BSc'83,
MSc'89, LLB'92 is a lawyer in the
office of the president, UBC ...
Mark Gazin BA'83 is director of
the campus ministry at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas ... Arnold Gerald Gill BSc'83
received his PhD in physics from
Queen's ... Sharon (Earle) BAScfCiv-
Eng)'8S and Neil Goddard BSc'85
are married and living on Long Island, New York. Neil is working at
Computer Associates in research
and development. Sharon is at
home with their two children ...
Pam (Fletcher) Goldsmith-Jones
BA'86, MA'89 and husband Geoff
have three children. Pam is running
for a seat on the North Vancouver
District Council in November ...
Manon Guilbert MLS'84 is the
manager of the library at the Canadian Museum of Civilization ...
Shairose (Velji) BEd'89 and Ariff
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Gulamani BA'83 were married in
May '91. She has taught at Burnaby
South Secondary since '90. Ariff recently became a chartered accountant and has been working with
Peat Marwick Thorne since '87 ...
Cengiz Guldemet BASc(CivEng)'92
married Cherie Russell on June 26
... Timothy Hayward BSW'87,
MSW'89 moved to Sechelt with his
wife and three boys after three
years in Peace River, Alberta. He is
working for Mental Health ... Nancy
Heath BSc(Agr)'82 moved back to
BC and is a practising veterinarian
in Kamloops ... Shelley Lucille
Higman BASc(GeoEng)'90 received
her MSc in geological sciences from
Queen's while co-captaining the geology women's hockey team ...
Brain Horn BCom'89 went to Japan
in '89, intending to stay one year,
but his engagement has made him
decide to stay a little longer ...
Craig Hostland BASc(CivEng)'82 is
a principal in an architectural/engineering firm that is exporting cold
regions remote technology over the
world and is now constructing a
prototypical village in Yakutsk, Siberia, Russia. He and wife Patti
Janusson BEd'82 are expecting a
daughter in November. That will
make three ... Haleen (Dunlop)
BHE'80 and Ian Johnston BSF'83
and daughter Sarah moved to Kimberley, BC in '91. Ian is the district
planner for the Cranbrook Forest
District. Their second daughter was
born in September '92 ... Marianne
(Cundy) BMus'87 and Steve Ing
LLB'88 had their second daughter
in November '92. Marianne is
teaching at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and Steve is in his fifth
year of service with the Victoria
City Police ... Stephen Jang
BASc(ChemEng)'87 and Doreen
Hopkins BASc(ChemEng)'87 were
married on January 2 ... After leaving Petro-Canada, Yen Jong BA'83
joined Hughes Aircraft of Canada's
Calgary headquarters in March '92
as an accountant. He has a BBA
from SFU and is currently enroled
in the CGA program ... Stephen S.
Johnson BA'87 received his MA in
international affairs from Columbia
University in May. He is working at
TD Bank's New York office. He was
married to Ellis Ketcham last May
... Karen Jurjevich MEd'84 married
Michael Murton. She is a vice prin
cipal with North York School Board
in Ontario ... Han Sunny Lee Kang
BSc(Agr)'86 received an MBA at
Queen's ... Gary Khan BSc'84 graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with an MBA in '88 and
spent two years in the corporate
banking division of CIBC. In January, he joined MacDonald Commercial Realtors in Kerrisdale, specializing in apartment building sales ...
Wesley Kong BSc'87 works for
Garavanta as an electronic assembler and enjoys bowling, biking,
tennis and running ... Janna Kumi
MSc'84 is the first Canadian woman
to be elected president of a licensed forestry association, the
British Columbia Professional Foresters. When she isn't in the woods
or working as a manager of
MacMillan Bloedel's land use and
planning team, she spends time at
forums and meetings, listening and
responding to the public's concerns
about forestry ... Patricia Langley
DipEd'91   is a counsellor/teacher at
Takhini Elementary School in
Whitehorse (grs. K-6) ... Erik Bruce
Lockhart BCom'88 earned an MBA
from Queen's ... Peter MSc'89 and
Ruth (Davies) Loewenhardt BA'89
are living in southern California.
Peter completed his PhD in plasma
physics in Australia and is currently
employed as a research fellow at
the California Institute of Technology. Ruth is enjoying the LA art
scene and having fun with their
young son ... Anthony Loh BA'81
is doing his PhD in international
relations/political science at Hebrew
University of Jerusalem ... Mark
Looi BSc'82 is working as engineering manager at Aldus in Seattle. He
and wife Susan had a second son
in October '92 ... Darrel J. McLeod
BA'84 is director of Knoowenchoot
Centre for Aboriginal Adult Education Resources at Okanagan University College ... R. Lock Macdonald
MD'85 is assistant professor, section of neurosurgery, at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He
is married to Sheilah C. Stedman
BSc'82, LicAcct'84, and they have
two children ... David Mackie
MSc'85 has been transferred to
Shell Nigeria. Joanne Berube
MSc'85 has taken leave to accompany him ... Judith Marriott
BCom'85 is teaching first and second year accounting at North Is-
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land College on Vancouver Island ...
M.E. "Betty" March BSW'81 was ordained at the Vancouver School of
Theology in May. She is the associate minister at the First Presbyterian Church in Edmonton ... Clive
Mason BA'88 recently won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
medal for his outstanding design
proposition for North Vancouver.
His design reflected the "relationship between humanity and nature
in this spectacular environment."
He received the medal along with
his MArch (with distinction) from
the Technical University of Nova
Scotia ... Charles Thomas Mather
MA'88 received a PhD from
Queen's ... Jeffrey Mau BSc'85
married Bonnie Jean Reynolds in
June in Burnaby ... Christine Mohr
BSW'82 was appointed manager of
family and children's services at
Community Services of Matsqui-
Abbotsford. She was previously
area manager with the Alcohol and
Drug Commission and alcohol and
drug programs in the Surrey and
Langley clinics. She has worked in
the areas of child protection and
family services. She is enroled in
the MBA program at City University
in Seattle, with a focus on organizational leadership ... Katrina Mulberry BSN'87 is married and gave
birth to a daughter in May '92. She
works as a medical specialist at
Baxter Corporation ... Lori Murton
BSc'87 works as a programmer at
the head office of Century 21 Real
Estate Canada Ltd. ... Ben "George"
Myrick MSW'88 is an intake and
urgent response worker at
Kamloops Mental Health Centre ...
Lawrence Ravindan Nair BSc'89
received an MBA from Queen's ...
Victoria Times-Colonist native affairs
reporter Holly Nathan BA'83 won a
Canadian Association of Journalists
Award for a story on native women
and a pilot justice system being
used on some reserves. She won in
the open newspaper category for
her series Nightmare of the Shadow People. She also won a
Thomson Award of Excellence for
the same piece ... Catherine
Newlands BA'83 has a new position as manager of fund-raising operations at BC's Children's Hospital.
Son Christian is three years old ...
Alar Olljum BA'88 did graduate
studies at the University of Stock
holm from '89-'91. He is currently
employed by the Estonian Foreign
Ministry in the capacity of secretary
general ... Lorna (Lu) BCom'83 and
William Ong BCom'79 have been
living in Hawaii for eight years.
They have one daughter ... Chris
Plagnol BA'89 received a master of
library and information science degree from Western after extensive
travels in Asia. Currently, he is the
archivist for the Victoria Hospital
Corporation in London, Ontario ...
Sharon Pritchard
BASc(M&MPEng)'86 is on maternity
leave from Fording Coal after the
birth of her second son in March.
Husband Ross Pritchard
(BASc(M&MPEng)'85 is an operations
foreman at Line Creek Resources ...
Peter Radziszewski
BASc(MechEng)'83 received his MSc
and PhD from the Laval. He is currently professor of applied science
at the Universite de Quebec en
Abitibi-Temiscamingue. He was
named department director in June
'92 ... Norman Ravvin's MA'88
novel Cafe des Western won the
Alberta Culture and Multiculturalism
New Fiction Award. It was published by Red Deer College Press.
Congrats, Norm. Do you still have
your great car? ... Frank Schakau
MBA'89 was married in July and
lives in Braunschweig, Germany. He
is head of controlling for
Volkswagen's transport subsidiary.
He is participating in the European
Community Human Resource Japan
Program this fall ... Terence A.
Schultes BA'83 graduated from law
school at UVic. He is currently employed as a prosecutor for the Surrey Crown Counsel Office ... Allan
Gregory Sens BA'86, MA'88 earned
a doctorate in political studies ...
Katrin Sermat DipTrans'86 has
been living in Montreal for six
years. She is married to Rene
Gosselin and they have two children. She has a thriving translation
business, specializing in fine arts
and music translation. A book she
translated about the 17th century
French painter Charles Le Brun was
published earlier this year ... Gwen
Shandroski MSc'87 is in Toronto
looking to work part-time and begin to explore expressive arts to
expand practising speech-language
pathology ... Scott Sheppard BA'86
earned an MA in medieval French
Alumni
A war d s
Each year the Alumni Association recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves as alumni, UBC faculty or volunteers of the Association. The 1993 award winners will be announced at the AGM to be
held September 23.
Alumni Award of Distinction for outstanding achievements by an alumnus to Dr. Robert Wyman, BCom '56,
LUXHon)'87. Past chancellor and member of the
board of governors of UBC, the Canadian Chamber
of Commerce, with a successful career in the finance
community. Past director and CEO of BC Hydro. Current
chair of UBC's successful "World of Opportunity"
capital campaign.
Faculty Citation for UBC
faculty who have served
the community outside
their teaching and research duties to Dr.
Stanley W. Hamilton
MBA'65, associate profes
sor in the Urban Land
Economics Division. Advisor to government commissions and departments, director of the BC
Assessment Authority and
a governor with the VSE.
Blythe Eagles Service Award, named after long-time
volunteer for exceptional service to the Association,
to Dr. Nestor Korchinsky, assistant professor in the
School of Human Kinetics. An active supporter of
Homecoming through the "Arts '20 Relay" which he
directs. He has also demonstrated volunteer leadership through his participation in the Homecoming
committee and the UBC United Way campaign.
Honorary Alumni Award
for non-alumni who are
active in Association affairs to RJ. Bus Phillips,
professor emeritus in the
School of Human Kinetics. Familiar to almost
three decades of alumni
as director of UBC athletics, he was responsible for
re-directing the althletic
program to become one
of the strongest in Canada.
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award for alumni
under 40 who have distinguished themselves in their
careers and who have brought recognition to the
university to Pauls. Walters, BCom'78. He joined The
Bay immediately after graduation. He eventually became executive vice-president and then was appointed president of Simpsons in 1989. He is now president
of Zellers, Inc., a post he assumed in October 1989.
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literature from the Sorbonne in
September '92. He and wife
Fabienne have one child. They live
in France ... David Sigalet MD'83
recently completed his fellowship in
paediatric surgery at Montreal Children's Hospital and his PhD in
transplantation surgery in Edmonton.  He is now assistant professor
in surgery at the University of Edmonton ... Allen A. Soltan
BCom'80, LLB'83 has been made a
partner with Davis & Company ...
Steven R. Sorko BA'85 was elected
a fellow in the Royal Geographical
Society and has taken a new post
as director of marketing and training at the Tourism Training Institute/Global Education in Vancouver
... Anthony William Sorrenti
BA'88, MA'91  earned an MA in
public adminstration from Queen's
... Maureen Stout BA'85 has been
in LA since '89. She will receive her
PhD from UCLA in the philosophy
of education and comparative education in '94 ... Hugh Alexander
Sutherland BSc'85 received his
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MBA from Queen's ... Jennifer G.
Sweeney BA'89 loves her new job
as a rehabilitation speech pathologist for Sound Home Care in Olym-
pia, Washington ... Christopher
BASc(CivEng)'81  and Michelle
(Bosas) Thomas BSc'87 have
moved to Shawnigan Lake.
Christopher works for JV Driver
Construction. They have two children ... Bill Tieleman BA'81,
MA'84 is director of legislation and
research, BC Federation of Labour.
He was recently elected to the executive of the BC NDP. He married
Shirley Ross BSN'92 in October '92
... John Van Deursen BMus'85 conducted a performance with the
Taipei Sinfonietta at the National
Theatre in Taipei in April ... Sandra
Vonniessen BHE'86 just completed
a year as executive director for Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. She will receive her MA in student personnel
at Bowling Green State in Ohio this
fall ... Janet L. Walpole BCom'87
was married in July '92 to Michel
Jean. They settled in Pointe Claire
(Montreal) after a Vancouver Island honeymoon ... Mary-Ann
Walter BA'84 was
working as a legal assistant but is now taking a few years off to
be a mom. Her son
was born on January
28 to Mary-Ann and
husband George ...
Dave
WeatherbyBASc(CivEng)'88
and wife Lori live in
Tsawwassen with their
two children. He is
project engineer with
Peter Kiewit Sons Co.
Ltd. ... Joseph
Whiteside BA'83 returned to Vancouver
after 6 years in Ottawa
as a policy advisor and
executive assistant to
Tom Siddon in his various ministries. He is
now with the Federal
Treaty Negotiation Office as an assistant negotiator for third party
consultations on land
claim negotiations in
BC ... Eugene
Wickenheiser PhD'88
has been appointed
acting chair of the Department of
Biology and Chemistry of
Augustana University College in Alberta. His appointment is for a
year ... R.P. Williams-Short MSc'89
is married and has a daughter. He
is working as a portfolio manager
in the investments division of Africa's largest life assurer ... Lawrence T. Woods BA'83 is an associate professor of international studies at the UNBC in Prince George.
His book Asia-Pacific Diplomacy:
Nongovernmental Organizations
and International Relations has just
been published by UBC Press. His
wife Joan (Buchanan) BFA'83 is
completing an MFA in creative writing at UBC ... Calvin G. Yip
BASc(MinEng)'83, MEng'85 married
nurse Linda Louie in April. He has
held various positions in mine operations and engineering and is
currently with Highland Valley Copper near Kamloops ... Mitsuhiro
Yasuda PhD'88 moved to Japan in
'91. He is a research manager for
Toshin Ind. Co. Ltd., a precious
metals plating company. He and
wife Miyako have two children ...
Joan Young BA'87 accepted a position as special assistant to the Attorney General in January.
90s
Chantal Burnell BA'91  and Philip
Dyck LLB'92 were married in
March. Phil works for law firm
Nixon Wenger in Vernon and
Chantal works for Canada Employment in Kelowna. The couple lives
in Armstrong ... Nils Clarke LLB'90
lives in Whitehorse. He works in
the law firm of Preston Willis. Wife
Janet Lee BA'90 is a librarian at
the Yukon Department of Education
... Brian Cornish BASc(M&MPEng)
'85 and Shelly Hillis BA'91 were
married in May '91  and took a year
off to travel the world. They now
live in Princeton, BC. Their first
child was born in February. They
are building a new house this summer ... Gregory Oake BSc'92 married Lorele Erickson BA'92 in September '92. Gregory is attending
Stanford for his PhD in chemistry
... David Delong BA'90 just bought
a house in Vancouver. He is an insurance broker ... Trudi Eldred
BA'92 has moved to Tokushima
City in Japan to teach English for
two years ... Greg S. Hopps BA'87
married Katherine Georgina Bald-
igara BPE'90, BEd'91  on August 8,
'92 ... Jeff Larkins BCom'90 has
finished his law degree at UVic,
and will return to Vancouver to article with McCarthy Tetrault ... Sean
Lerner BA'91   is living in Hiroshima,
Japan, teaching English and learning Japanese ... Albert Lynn BA'90,
BEd'92 and Teresa Y. Uyeno BA'91
met while living at Totem Park, and
in August '92 they were married at
the University Golf Club. She will
finish her BEd in 1993 ... Following
her degree at UBC, Kelly P. McNaughton BSW'91 was awarded the
Myer Katz Fellowship for academic
excellence at McGill, where she
earned an MSW in '92. She is now
a therapist at the Hamilton General
Hospital in the Niagara Peninsula.
She is also a consultant and grief
therapist at St. Catharine's. Both
Kelly and her husband are planning
to relocate to Vancouver so they
can further their studies at UBC, he
at the law school and Kelly with an
interdisciplinary PhD ... Correction
from Spring 1993 Chronicle:
Shelley Maass BEd'91  married
Kevin Rolston in July '92. She began her MEd in curriculum and instruction this summer. She currently teaches in Langley ... Robin
Muenlebach BA'91  is working as a
news reporter for the German daily
Nord See-Zeitung after having
worked on the Chilliwack Times ...
Claire Newell BA'91  has started
her own business, Clarell Employment International Ltd., which links
language schools abroad and qualified teachers in Canada. Anyone
interested and qualified (BA, BEd of
ESL/EFL certificate) should call her
(604-682-4775) or FAX (604-688-
9234) ... William Allan Neilson
BA'90 received a master of public
administration from Queen's ...
Patrick O'Sullivan BCom'92 is in
Osaka, Japan, teaching English ...
Shawna Palmer BPE'91  received
her MA in sport psychology and is
opening her company, The Sport
Consulting Centre. She also wrote a
sport psychology book for figure
skaters, due out in April. Her husband Murray Greenwood BCom'92
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is national marketing director for
Amerispec Home Inspections and is
in charge of national franchise
sales ... Cathy (Sutlich) Pickering
BEd'91 was married in July '92. She
works with the Dufferin-Peel Board
of Education in Ontario ... Blair
Prescott BASc(EngPhys)'92 is pursuing a master's degree in mechanical engineering at UVic ... Robin
Reid MSc'92 lives in Saskatoon
where he works as a software engineer for SED Systems. SED develops
space and satellite communications
systems ... Atsuko Sakaki PhD'92
works at Harvard as assistant professor in the department of East
Asian Languages and Civilizations
... Heather BSc(Agr)'92 and Darryl
Scheck BA'91, BEd'92 live in
Corvallis, Oregon where Heather is
a PhD student in plant pathology
at Oregon State and Darryl works
for the US Department of Agriculture in cartography ... Pierre
Sigrist LLM'90 works in Geneva,
Switzerland as a legal counsel and
trust officer of Roycan Trust Company SA, a subsidiary of the Royal
Bank ... Linda Simpson MSc'90 is
a high school chemistry teacher in
Thornhill, Ontario. She likes the
job, but misses the ocean and the
mountains ... Vera-Marie
Whitehead BASc(M&MPEng)'91  and
Daniel Meier BASc(M&MPEng)'90
were married in Switzerland on
March 6 ... Anna Man-Yue Tsui
BCom'91  received a master's degree in economics from Queen's ...
Richard Wiklo BSW'92 was married
in March. He completed his MA in
psychology from Antioch University
in Ohio. He is presently an intake
counsellor for the Arbutus Vocational Rehabilitation Society in Vancouver ... Patricia Yee BCom'92 is
a sales manager for the Capri Hotel
in Kelowna.
Births
Ernie Anderson BASc(MechEng)'80
and Teresa: a son, R. Dylan, on October 16, '92 ... Susan Barina
MEd'89 and Ken: their second
child, Hanna Lynn, on August 25,
'92. A sister for 3-year-old Daniel.
Susan is working part-time as a private tutor ... Brenda (Hobbs)
BSN'80 and Thomas Baumeister
BSc'79, DMD'83: a son, Blake
Andrew Dwyer Hobbs, on January
9. A brother for Mia, Marc and
Lane ... Jacqueline BA'86 and
Douglas Craigen BSc'84: a son,
Daniel Michael, on January 23. A
brother for Tara and Kimberley ...
Caron (Smith) Currie BA'90 and
John: a daughter, Allissa Jeane, on
June 30, '92. A sister for Rachelle
... Steve Davis BASc(CivEng)'78 and
Suni: a daughter: Katrina Elizabeth
Anne Davis, on February 16 ...
Donald Hanley BSc'79 and Shirley:
a son, Ian Michael, on February 25.
A brother for Eric ... Bettina
(Grimm) Hillaby BEd'85 and Justin:
a second child, Misha Alexander,
on December 24, '92. A brother for
Nathaniel ... Eric Holmberg
BASc(MechEng)'81  and Joanne: a
daughter, Amber Lynn, on October
3, '92. A sister for Tara Lynn ...
Sharon (Clarke) BEd'78 and Gary
Jardine BA'78: a son, Todd Clarke,
on October 26, '92. A brother for
Haley and Britt ... Cherie (Mulholland) MA'91   and Marvin Kamenz
MA'89: their first child, Dane Lucas
Steven, on October 29, '92. They
recently moved to Sidney, BC where
Marvin is manager of planning ...
Kathleen McLeod BMus'80 and
Kenn Draymon: their first child,
Max, on August 26, '92. They have
been living in Ontario for two
years. They returned to BC this
summer ... Michael McMillan BSc
(Pharm)'83, MBA'92 and Helen: a
daughter, Regan, on January 27,
'92. A sister for Sara and Brianne
... Ahmed F. Malek MASc(MechEng)
'79, PhD'83 and his wife: a second
child, a daughter, Maryam Ahmed
Maled, on February 8 ... Maria
(Garcia) BCom'86 and George Melo
BASc(ElecEng)'85: their first child,
Cristina Elizabeth, on February 18.
They were married in 1987 ...
Teresa (Brasseur) BA'87 and Mark
Moller-Hansen BCom'84: a daughter, Ashley Claire, on July 27, '92
... Mark Robertson BASc(GeoEng)
'86, MASc(GeoEng)'90 and Melena:
their first child, a boy, Cailen
Gordon, on March 3, '92 ... Cheryl-
Lee M. (Sanford) Ross BEd'85 and
James: first child expected in June.
They were married in January ...
Heather (Rogers) BHE'82 and
Gordon Staples BSc'85, MSc'93: a
son, Richard Kent, on March 30,
'92. A brother for Mark and Court
ney ... Donna (Dew) Stathers
BEd'89 and Mark: their second son,
Daniel James, on February 9. A
brother for Michael Bennet. Donna
is teaching in Lilloet in order to be
close to both sets of grandparents
... Deborah A. Trerice BSc'84 and
Blake Mooney: a girl, Kathleen Joy,
on May 20, '92 ... Darlene (Hay)
BSc'85 and David Tye BSc'85: their
first child, Jennifer Marie, on November 26, '92. Both have been
employed by Elemental Research in
North Vancouver for the past five
years ... Cynthia Hamilton BCom
'84 and Richard Waiz MD'86: a
daughter, Lydia Shannon, on February 27. A sister for Amy.
In
Memoriam
John J. Anderson BCom'49, LLB'49
on February 14, in North Vancouver. He served with the RCN in
WWII, then entered UBC to study
commerce and law. He went into
private practice. Appointed to the
provincial court in 1967, to the
county court in 1977 and to the
BC Supreme Court in 1990. He is
survived by wife Jean and daughters Pat, Beverly and Janet ...
Richard E. Atkey BASc(MechEng)'50
on January 28, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was retired as the mechanical engineering manager of research and development for Dover
Elevator Co., where he worked for
23 years. He is survived by his wife
Loraine, two daughters and five
grandchildren ... Robert G. Auld
BASc(ChemEng)'59 on April 16. He
received degrees from the University of Alberta (MSc'66) and the University of Calgary (PhD'72). He is
survived by wife Diane (Bowman)
BEd'59; three sons James, Jeffrey
and Jerry and daughter Joni BA'92;
step-mother Florence (McLeod)
Auld BA'24 and brother John
BCom'61. ... Gordon Bertram
BA'45 on June 10, 1992 in Victoria,
at the age of 69 after a twenty
year struggle with multiple sclerosis. He was LSE representative on
H.   Evelyn   Mallory
Harriet Evelyn Mallory, aged 92, former director
of the School of Nursing, died July 15, in
Vernon, BC.
The UBC nursing program gained a reputation as an outstanding department under her
direction from 1943 to 1967. Those who
worked with her considered her to be one of
the exceptional nursing educators of her time.
She promoted the move to school from departmental status during the 1940s. In the
'50s the school became independent of hospital control. She initiated
plans for an MA in nursing at UBC in the last decade of her tenure.
She also inaugurated continuing education in public health nursing, administration of small hospitals and research in health care.
She was educated at Winnipeg General Hospital, McGill and Teachers'
College of Columbia University, and taught at VGH from 1932 to 1935.
She then went to Winnipeg General where she was president of the
Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses. She returned to BC in 1941
to be registrar for the provincial nurses' association and to join UBC
as a part-time instructor. In 1943, she received a full-time became associate professor. She made major changes in the nursing curriculum
and initiated evening classes for graduate nurses.
While at UBC, she was one of the founding members of the precursor to the Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing.
She was its second president (1948-52). She was president of the
RNABC and served on the executive and with the national association.
She helped in planning for the UBC Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
She moved to Vernon after her retirement. She is survived by four
nieces and their families.
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Violet   Evelyn
(Dunbar)   Eagles
BA'21, MA'22
Violet Eagles passed away peacefully in Burnaby on July 2. She
was predeceased by her husband Blythe Alfred Eagles, dean emeritus of UBC in the Department of Agriculture in June 1990.
Violet did pioneer research on enzymes and pure protein and
received her doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1929. She
held double master's degrees. The first was in the arts and was
earned at UBC when it was still in the Fairview shacks. The second
was from the U of T.
Violet was a friend to many. She was generous and kind to her
students and to her fellow volunteers at the Council of Women Historical Society (Burnaby), the Valley View Health Unit, St Michaels Hospital, the Fort Langley Farm Machinery Museum, the Vancouver Opera
Society and UBC.
She lived in Burnaby all her married life. The Deer Lake home
was a house and a garden of warmth and generosity.
She is survived by cousins Helen (Thompson) Millerd BA'33, MA'36,
Margaret Bonham, Moir McLagan BA'39, MEd'70, Bruce McLagan,
Muriel McLagan BA'42, Gertrude Thompson BA'39, BASc(Nurs)'40
and their spouses and children.
the UBC student council 1944-45.
He wrote several books in his field
and held professorships in a
number of west coast universities
in the USA before he became head
of economics and political science
at UVic in 1966. He is survived by
wife Elinor, daughter Andrea
Woyce BMus'78, two sons John
BSc'81, MSc'84 and Douglas, four
grandchildren and brother Frank ...
James A. Beveridge BA'38 on February 16, at the age of 75 ... B.
John Birt BA'68 on March 15. He
worked with Skeena Cellulose at
the time of his death. He leaves to
mourn wife Cheryl and sons Sean
BASc(ChemEng)'92 and C. Ryan,
who is in third year physical education at UBC ... Archibald Blair
BSc(Agr)'23 on January 30, in Richmond. He graduated from UBC after serving in WWI. He returned to
operate the family farm. He served
for many years on the Richmond
School Board and the Richmond
Council and was named a Freeman
of the city in 1979. He is survived
by wife Mabel, sons Gilbert
BSc(Agr)'49 and Barry and daughters Geraldine BEd'75, Patricia,
Evelyn and Roberta, 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and
one great-great-grandson ... James
F. Bristow BA'57 on May 5, in
Kamloops ... David H. Brown
BASc(GeolEng)'53 on May 11, in
Vancouver, aged 76. Greatly missed
by wife Margaret, children Donald.
Alan and Leslie, seven grandchildren ... Richard Harvey "Slim"
Davidson BA'39 in Burnaby at the
age of 80. He was a teacher, a
school administrator and basketball
coach in Prince Rupert. He also
served as supervisor of special education for the Coquitlam School
District, where he organized the
first workshops for mentally disabled adults ... Katharine V. Lee
(Tap) Detwiller BCom'32 on February 8, in Victoria. She is survived
by the children of her marriage to
Harry Gilliland (died 1975): John M.
Gilliland BSc'60, MA'61   and Jane
Patterson BEd'65 and the children
of her second husband, Hartley
Detwiller BA'32 (died 1979):
Georgina and David, and by her
grandchildren and step-grandchildren ... Joan Eagles BA'37 on May
4 ... Joseph G. Falconer
BASc(ForEng)'26 on March 2, 1992
at the age of 94 ... John Derek
Farr BA'50, MEd'61  on February
11, in Kamloops at the age of 68.
He served in the RCAF during WWII,
then came to UBC. After receiving
his first degree, he taught high
school in Powell River. He was active in civic matters and in the BC
Teachers' Federation. John moved
to Kamloops in 1967 to work as a
pioneer in educational television for
SD #24. There he was active in the
NDP. He retired in 1981  to enjoy
golf, woodworking and the New
York Rangers. He made a courageous recovery from a stroke in
1987. He is survived by wife Bessie;
children Veb, Lisa, Lori and Gary
MASc(ChemEng)'91; four grandchildren; brother Richard BA'64 and
sister Daphne ... Willliam C.
Ferguson BA'43, MA'46 on September 11, 1992 after a long illness.
He lived in Atascadero, California
and retired in 1 977 from the oil
industry ... Neil Fleishman BA'47,
LLB'48 at the age of 75. Fleishman
was a divorce lawyer, renowned for
his flamboyant style. He served with
the Irish Fusiliers during WWII and
then attended UBC. He practised
family law, but sold it when he
moved to Hawaii because of his
wife's health. After her death, he
returned to Vancouver and reopened his practice. He moved to
Lynden, Washington in 1985 and
wrote a book called The X Factor:
an American Cultural Dilemma. He
also wrote a book (1973) about his
experiences as a divorce lawyer in
which he labelled himself "Counsel
for the Damned." He is survived by
three sons: John, David and Archie
... Andres M. Fotheringham BA'38
on November 23, 1992 in Ontario
... Hedley S. "Pete" Fowler
BASc(MinEng)'33 on March 21. After
a working for Cominco he moved
to the US and practised engineering there and internationally. He
lived in Oakland, California at the
time of his death. He suffered a
stroke on a skiing trip in Montana
and died a week later. He is survived by wife Catherine and sister
Frances Tomlinson BA'29 ...
Margaret S. Gage BA'42 on March
29 in Victoria ... Murray E. Garden
BCom'32 on February 17 ... Peter
James Kilpatrick Gordon BA'62 on
May 1, in Vancouver. After UBC, he
received a law degree from
Queen's. He practised in Vancouver
with BC Hydro, the firm of Owen
Bird, briefly with his own practice
and then with Davis & Co., mostly
in the field of maritime law. He is
survived by daughter Kirsty Jean
Gordon Stratton, son James A.A.
Gordon BPE'92, wife Barbara Dale
and granddaughter Cleo Emily Elizabeth Stratton ... Thomas Barr
Alan   Murray   Eyre
BASc(CivEng)'45
Alan Murray Eyre came to BC from Saskatchewan in 1926 at the age of 3. He lecturered
at UBC after graduation then moved to BC
Electric Co. He then joined Dueck Motors in
Vancouver, eventually becoming owner.
Alan was an active, successful businessman, but was always involved in community
work and worked for higher education in BC.
He served on the UBC Senate, the board of
governors and on the Universities Council of
BC. He was a founding member of the board of governors at SFU and
served as chair of the Three Universities Capital Fund.
He gave his talents to many humanitarian organizations, serving
as chair of the Vancouver Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, chair
of the BC Paraplegic Association and was a long standing member of
the board of the Salvation Army Grace Hospital. He also worked with
the Council of Christians and Jews.
He was a founding director and president of the BC Lions Football Club, a trustee of the Schenley Football Award and president of
the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.
His was also a member of the Vancouver Police Commission, a
director of the Bamfield Research Station and a member of the disciplinary committee of the BC Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Alan inspired volunteers to do what he did-help build a better,
caring society.
36
UBC ALUMNI CHRONICLE, FALL 1993 CLASS    ACTS
Greenfield BA'51  on December 19,
1 992 in Ontario. He received a PhD
from the University of Alberta. He
spent his whole academic career at
the Ontario Institute for Studies in
Education, from which he retired in
1991. He is survived by daughter
Katherine Jane Greenfield ...
Laurence G. Hart PhD'77 on May
11, in Medicine Hat at the age of
62. He worked for the federal government in Ottawa for the Defence
Research Board until he transferred
to Suffield where he worked until
his passing. He is survived by three
brothers: Ted, Ken and Hubert ...
Katharine B. Hockin BA'31  on April
23, in Toronto. She was born in
Szechuan province in China. Besides her UBC degree she had a
DEd from Union Theological College
at Columbia and honorary degrees
from Mt. Allison and Immanuel College in Toronto. Her biography
Katharine was published in  1 992
and chronicles her early life in China as a United Church missionary
and as a student in India ... Norma
Louise (King) Jensen BA'35, MA'42
on August 3. She was in her eighties but never stopped learning,
earning professional credentials in
systems analysis and computer engineering after her 60th birthday.
She continued to work into her
70s. She was well-loved by all. She
is survived by her daughter
Amanda Burton ... Gerald James
Jenvey BA'47, BEd'58 on August
28, 1992 after a brief illness. His
teaching career spanned 34 years,
30 in Vancouver. He spent 20
years in administration before taking early retirement. He loved
working with children. He was a
keen violinist, and was involved
with orchestral and quartet groups.
He is survived by wife Shirley,
daughter Lorna Harwood, son
Stephen BSc'81, five grandchildren,
sister Betty Stones and brother
George BA'49 ... Robert George
Leckey BCom'33 on April 15, in
Ontario after a long battle with
Alzheimer's. He is survived by wife
Mary Gertrude Fraleigh, daughter
Judith Helen Mills and son, the Rev.
Canon Robert H. Lecky ... James
Douglas Little BSF'53 on February
23, in Vancouver. His early career
was with the BC Forest Service. Later he worked as a timber cruiser,
logging engineer and logger in BC.
He settled with his family in Prince
George where he was employed by
Northwood Pulp and Timber Ltd.
He is survived by wife Sheila; sons
Gary BSc'75, MSc'77, LLB'80,
Judith  C.   (Ewert)
Thiele
BA70, BLS'71
Judith C. Thiele passed away on April
27, at the UBC Hospital after a battle with
breast cancer.
Judith was blind since birth and went
on to become one of the few blind professional librarians in North America. She graduated from Jericho School for the Blind,
David Thompson Secondary and Bethany Bible School. She then went on to UBC.
She was the co-founder and later reference/collections librarian and acting director
of the Crane Library at UBC.
Professionally, she was an information specialist, Braille and technology expert, a researcher and an educator. She was active in the
community as an advocate for the rights of those with disabilities and
as a member of many government and consumer boards. Above all,
she was a role model for us all, blind and sighted.
She is mourned by husband Paul BA'65, parents Ed and Sue
Ewert, brother James Ewert BSc'85, BSc(Pharm)'88 and many other
family members. She will be missed by all her UBC colleagues, UBC
special needs and special education students.
Elisabeth  Bouscholte
BA'69, MA'78
The Lady with the Bike, a familiar UBC figure, has gone from UBC. Elisabeth Bouscholte, a
long-time employee and grad, passed away
peacefully at her home on February 25.
She came to UBC soon after her arrival
from the Netherlands in 1952. She held many
clerical positions, but specially recalled her
years as secretary to Dean Soward in Graduate
Studies. She enroled as a part-time student in
the fifties, earned.her BA in '69 and her MA in
romance linguistics in '78. She taught Spanish
as a teaching assistant in 1971-72, Dutch for the Vancouver School
Board and gave private lessons in Spanish long after her retirement.
She came back here year after year, even as her health began to fail,
to take at least one course In Arts. Her last statement of marks was
dated a month before she died.
Elisabeth was wildly eccentric, opinionated and exasperating; yet
in many ways she was a conformist. She was a private person, but she
loved people and the company of others, especially the young. Her
mind remained active to the end. She took pains to attend UBC public
academic functions.
For most of us from the faculty, her enduring image will be of
this remarkable lady making stately progress past the Buchanan Building on her vintage bicycle-her sole luxury-festooned with her canvas
bags, on her way to a lecture, to her numerous lockers or to the SUB
to be with fellow students. She will be greatly missed.
by Dr. Derek C. Carr, Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies
George   Tamaki,   QC
BA'38
George T. Tamaki died in Toronto on February 19 at the age of 75. During 1937-38,
when I was a lecturer in government and economics, George Tamaki was an unassuming
but thoroughly reliable student in some of my
classes. He went on to Dalhousie law school,
where he was a silver medallist in his class.
When he had completed the bar admission requirements, the then chief justice of
Nova Scotia refused to have him called to the
bar, ostensibly because he was Japanese. Professor Henry Angus learned of this and asked me to write to the
president of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society to register a protest.
As a result, the chief justice reconsidered and George Tamaki was
called In a special ceremony.
Mr. Tamaki went on to a notable legal career of 40 years, originally in Montreal and then Toronto. He was a former chairman of the
Canadian Tax Foundation and general editor of the Canadian Tax
Service.
He is survived by wife Yuki Matsui, three children and twelve
grandchildren and step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first
wife, Nana Yamamoto.
by James A. Gibson BA'31
Professor Emeritus
UBC ALUMNI CHRONICLE, FALL 1993
37 The Editor's View
Vernon BASc(ElecEng)'79, Warren,
Brian and Keith and brother Donald
... Valerie (Gardiner) MacDermot
BA'41  on May 17. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was
active for many years in Voice of
Women for Peace. She will be
greatly missed by her partner Fred
Salisbury, sons Gard, Jack and Paul
and daughter Judith Filippelli,
grandsons and her sister and
brother ... Donald S. McTavish
BA'34 March 24, in Salmon Arm.
Following UBC, he attended the
University of Toronto and Lincoln
College at Oxford for his law degree. He practised law in Salmon
Arm following his return from the
war until his retirement in 1979.
He was involved in many community organizations and took great
pride in his activities with the Royal
Canadian Legion and the Salmon
Arm Rotary Club. He is survived by
wife Cinie, sons Ian F. BA'70,
LLB'73, Charles BPE'75 and Donald
Paul and daughter Gillian ...
Minerva Vivian (Cheselm) Miller
BEd'61  on April 1, in White Rock.
Minerva was deeply involved in politics, serving as editor of the West
em farmer in Saskatchewan and
later as a federal candidate for the
Labour Progressive Party in Vancou-
ver-Burrard in 1945. She was an
active member of the CCF and the
NDP and was a leader in the peace
movement. She spent most of her
teaching career at North Surrey Secondary after a brief period in Hope
... Ralph G.D. Moore BA'32, MA'34
on January 25. Son George wrote
that his father was a truly well-educated man and accomplished much
in his life, and he always attributed
this to his Canadian upbringing ...
Ronald Dawson Morfey BCom'51
on October 31, 1992 ... Walter
"Nick" Nichols BASc(MechEng)'41
on December 16, 1992 in Edmonton. After graduation he worked in
Hamilton for Westinghouse producing materiel for WWII. After the war
he returned to Edmonton to take
over his family's business, Liberty
Machine Works. He had many interests outside his work: his grandchildren, fishing, hunting, flying,
boating, gardening and prospecting. He is survived by wife Mimi
and by four daughters and ten
grandchildren ... John Edward
Piercy BSc(Agr)'53 on October 1,
1992 in Comox ... John Blanchard
Pollock BSA'51  on May 30 ... Craig
Sandercock BA'90 accidentally on
December 27, 1992 in Tamil Nadu,
South India. He is survived by parents Keith and Gail MSc'66,    brother Brett BSc'88, by his partner
Anila Srivastava and her parents
K.D. and Glady and their family ...
Lawrence A. Stacey BASc(MechEng)
'50 on December 8, 1991  of cancer. He had retired from General
Motors Diesel, London in 1982. He
is survived by wife Edna, three children and five grandchildren ...
Eileen Martha (Davies) Sumner
BASc(Nurs)'35 on February 15. She
lived in eastern Canada then returned to Vancouver in 1 960 and
worked as a public health nurse
and as the operator of the Tre-
lawny Rest Home. She was predeceased by her husband John BA'34,
BASc(ChemEng)'3 5 in 1959. Survived by son Rick, daughters Fran
Hobson and Jane Mercer, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, sisters and brother ... J. Edward Tait
BA'53, BEd'58 on December 3,
1992. He retired as principal of
Kamloops Senior Secondary. He is
survived by wife Heather Jay Tait ...
Maurice Trumpour BSc(Agr)'37,
MSA'40 on March 5, of cancer. He
retired from the BC Ministry of Agriculture in 1976. He spent the last
25 years of his working career as
district horticulturalist in Penticton.
Survived by son Ralph BA'74,
LicAcct'76 and wife Eleanor B.
Trumpour ... J.R. Freeman Warr
BEd'52 on May 20, in Ontario at
the age of 82. He is survived by
wife, Lillian Warr ... Beverly Bowen
(Douglas) White BA'33 on October
4, 1992 in Ontario ... James Leslie
Wilson BA'37 on February 23 ...
David B. Wodlinger BA'28 on March
24, 1992 in San Francisco of
Alzheimer's ... Benjamin Dyke
Wyatt BA'51  on March 8, in Texas.
He served as a pilot instructor in
the RCAF during WWII. After the
war, he graduated from UBC. He
reentering the RCAF and served in
a number of positions in Canada
and the US. He is survived by wife
Margaret Elizabeth and son Gregory
and daughter Jane Noakes, sisters
Gwendolyn Stevenson, Daphne
France BA'84, Joan Cunning and
Julianne Endicott and brother
Robert and five grandchildren.
In his July 26 column in Maclean's, alumnus Allan Fotheringham
grumped eloquently about the move, by the "Tiny Tories and lawyers" who make up the AMS student council, to shut down the
Ubyssey for the summer and set up a committee to control its
editorial content. The paper, which produced such luminaries as
P. Berton, j. Schlesinger, P. Carney and the Foth himself, was offensive to student politicians.
There was a graphically instructive edition on the sexual proclivities of homosexuals published this spring, which itself followed an issue where students were encouraged to sneak on the
busses to avoid higher fares.
Hardly earthshaking stuff, but enough to embolden student
leaders, shaking with indignation and moral affront, to cast the
blasphemers from the offices, chain up the typewriters and lock
the doors.
Fotheringham insisted that freedom of the press had been
attacked, but that's hardly the point. The Ubyssey, like this magazine, is a house organ. It's funded by the student society and
was started, presumably, to inform the student body about goings on at UBC.
The issue isn't so much freedom of the press as it is freedom
to be experimental. Freedom to think outrageous thoughts. Freedom to push the edges and see how far you can go. Freedom to
stand up to vested interests and spit in their eye. In short, freedom to be young.
What better place than a university to test the fit of the adult
world? Student leaders, it appears, their eyes already on the
boardroom, don't agree.
The tragedy here isn't that a bunch of young people are being muzzled. They're the smart ones, and they'll learn how to
survive. The tragedy is that the self-righteous ones, forced prematurely into business suits and corporate minds, are blowing
the only opportunity they'll ever have to see the world from a different angle. They're the ones to feel sorry for.
Lighten up, kids. Enjoy it while you can.
Chris Petty, Editor
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