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 WINTER 2005
UBC ELECTIONS 2005: CHANCELLOII-AND CONVOCATION SENATORS
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The world may or may not need more Canada, but Canada
needs more of the world. By Jeffrey Simpson
18 A New Vision for Alumni Affairs
With a new agreement for alumni services signed, the Alumni
Association and the university get down to work. By Chris Petty
23  Ink-Stained Wretch
Pierre Berton defined the Canadian identity in the 20th Century,
and did it on his own terms. By Allan Fotheringham
25  Election of Chancellor and Convocation Senators
It's your chance to have your say about the next Chancellor of
the university and the Convocation Senators. Read the bios and
exercise your right to vote.
43  2004 Alumni Achievement Awards
A look at the 2004 awards.
34 The Arts
Alumni News
39 Class Acts
;   Reunions
In Memoriam
John Brockington, BA'53
John Brockington was one of UBC
Theatre's movers and shakers.
Obitiuary. page 48.
WINTER   2005
Editor Christopher Petty, mpa'86
Designer Chris Dahl
Assistant Editor Vanessa Clarke
Board of Directors
Chair Jane Hungerford, bed'67
Vice-Chair Martin Ertl, bsc'°,3
Treasurer David Elliott, BCOM'69
Members at Large '04 - '07
Don Dalik, LLB'76
Ron Walsh, BA'70
Bernie Simpson, RA'64, BSV65, llb'68 ('04 - '05)
Members at Large '03 - '05
Raquel Hirsch, ba'So, MBA'83
Mark Mawhinney, BA*fJ4
Doug Robinson, BCOM'yt, i.t-B'71
Appointments to the Board '04 - '05
Darlene Dean, BCOM'75, MBA'85
Marko Dekovic, ea'oi
Tammie Mark, bcom'88
Paul Mitchell, BCOM'78, U.B'79
University Representatives '04 - '05
Richard Johnston, BA'70
Jim Rogers, BA*6s
Executive Director / Associate Vice President, Alumni
iMarie Earl, AB, mi.a(5tanfokd)
Trek Editorial Committee
Vanessa Clarke Scott Macrae, BA'71
Chris Dahl Christopher Petty
Sid Kau Herbert Rosengarten
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if,
a university magazine editor wants to
print an article that will lie dead on the
page, he or she need look no further than
one about how the university is administered. Aside from those of the writer and
the proofreader (who may well be reading
it backwards), few eyes will suck light
from the ink sprinkled on those pages.
Editors often toy with the idea of embedding naughty jokes in the middle of these
black holes, just to see if anyone notices.
It's not that these stories are boring or
unentertaining; good writing can animate
the dullest of topics. Nor is it that they are
of no interest; stories about machinery
(political, social or otherwise) fill magazines and papers every day. it may be that
they seem self serving coming from a
house organ, and readers assume that such
pieces will be uniformly congratulatory,
full of wind, smoke, mirrors and the
unmistakable spank of backs being patted.
Well, OK. Guilty as charged. But that
doesn't mean the information isn't valuable, informative and what you need to
know. Here's why: as an alumnus of a
large, public-money-consuming, influential
university, you have a right and a responsibility to understand how it's being run,
who is running it, and what they are planning for the future. For our part, we'll try
mightily to present the information with a
minimum of puffery, a maximum of fact
and as much good humour as we can
muster.
This issue of Trek Magazine contains,
along with our regular features, a section
on how alumni services have been
revamped at UBC. Longtime readers will
remember that the Alumni Association's
relationship with the university has had its
tribulations over the years, and that we
have attempted to work out a better way
to serve alumni more than once. We've
finally done that and, amazingly, everyone
Through the rain: To convocation with President MacKenzie, late 1950s. UBC Archives photo.
seems to be happy with the result. If
you've ever thought of joining the Young
Alumni Network, becoming a mentor,
organizing a reunion or volunteering for a
faculty committee, now is the time to jump
in. Call our offices.
National columnist Jeffrey Simpson served
a few years on the steering committee for
Green College, UBC. He has a profound
sense of the importance of universities in
our society, and has been a strong supporter of the direction Martha Piper is taking
UBC. His presentation at last year's annual
general meeting is both interesting and
provocative and is reprinted in this issue. Is
globalization really a good thing or is ir
just another way for large corporations to
reap profits at the expense of national independence? Simpson's take pulls no punches.
Pierre Berton, BA'41, died in November,
1004. He became part of our Canadian
identity during his long career in print, TV
and radio, and was one of our most illustrious grads. His longtime friend and fellow
ink-stained wretch, Allan Fotheringham,
BA'54, has written a poignant and funny
remembrance of one of our best-known and
best-loved writers.
This issue also contains information on how
you can vote for the next Chancellor and
convocation senators for UBC's senate.
Please take the time to read the positions of
the candidates and cast your vote, ♦
4   Trek   Winter 200b UBC
TAKE NOTE
Look Ma, No Wires
We are no longer chained to our desks.
Wireless technology and mobile electronic
devices mean our offices can be located on a
park bench one day, and in the corner of a
local library the next. And these new technologies are about to change other aspects
of our life as well.
A group of researchers led by UBC education professor David Vogt is exploring how
best to develop mobile devices that can
react to and provide information about the
surrounding environment. For example,
imagine listening to a guided tour of an art
gallery on your cell phone - a tour that
adjusts itself to your pace. Or checking your
pda for the location of the nearest grocery
store or gas station. Called muse (Mobile
Media-rich Urban Shared Experience), the
project aims "to find the best ways to make
your mobile device and your surroundings
work for you, together, to deliver the kind
of information you need," says Vogt.
Vancouver is an excellent location for the
project because it already has a high density
of wireless hotspots. The group, which is
funded by a $1.19 million grant from
Heritage Canada and industry partners, is
working on a number of projects including
an improved audio tour for UBC's Museum
of Anthropology, and an E-scavenger hunt
based in Chinatown that people can play
using regular mobile devices and wireless
networks.
Another interesting application (funded
by Western Economic Diversification
Canada) will attempt to turn around an
ongoing decline in voting among youths.
Mobile devices and content especially
designed for the under-25 crowd will help
promote political engagement and interaction among them, with hopes that more will
show up at the polls.
The future, as they say, is wireless.
MUSE Director David Vogt says wireless devices will teach us, direct us and even help us vote.
The Catastrophic Earth
There was a time when talk about the
weather served as fillers for awkward social
moments. But environmental issues and the
high drama of natural disasters such as
earthquakes, tsunamis and floods has elevated the level of extreme weather and violent, life-threatening natural phenomena to
the level of serious discussion. Hurricanes
are christened and tracked; people are
plucked from the sea after days adrift; mud
slides swallow up neighbourhoods.
This might account for the popularity of
an elective I-arth and Ocean Sciences course.
The Catastrophic Earth: Natural Disasters.
This year, the course administrators predict
1200 enrollees and, unlike other electives
that tend to lose students after the first few
classes, positive initial reactions usually
attract more students through word of
mouth. "We firmly believe that science
doesn't have to be boring. We believe we
Phoiograpti by Martin Dee
Winter 2005   Trek   5 A  WORLD,  AND A  UNIVERSITY,  RESPONDS
TAKE NOTE
The tsunami that ravaged areas of South
Asia on December 2.6 has affected people
far beyond the Indian Ocean Rim. The terrible cost in lives, personal loss and dislocation struck us all, and the suffering and
devastation caused hy that event are hard
for most of us to comprehend.
But as we watched the horror on our television screens, an amazing thing happened: we felt an overwhelming need to
help. What a positive statement about the
human heart—that the first response of so many people around the
world was to offer aid.
The response from the UBC community has also been remarkable. Students, faculty and staff have been eager to provide help,
and I have challenged our community to pledge $2 million, both to
help with the immediate needs of the tsunami victims and to work
towards long-term solutions to the problems they will face far into
the future. As an important constituent of our community, alumni
are invited to participate in this challenge.
An essential part of UBC's Trek 2010 vision is our commitment
to global citizenship. UBC attracts students, faculty and staff from
around the world, and our work here is being noticed on the world
stage. It is incumbent upon us, therefore, to take on our share of
world stewardship. As a result of the tsunami disaster, we have
established a Global Service Learning Endowment to address some
of the ongoing problems that plague many regions of the world.
Earnings from this endowment will be available to UBC students
who, as global citizens, have developed projects aimed at solving the
ongoing problems of famine, disease, and poverty that afflict millions around the world every day.
The tsunami in South Asia has stimulated an incredible response
of caring and giving. It has also reminded us most emphatically that
we need to do more ro help suffering wherever it occurs. As was
pointed out at the tsunami memorial event held at UBC on January
5, more than 150,000 die every two weeks in Africa from aids/hiv
related causes, while the same number of children die every month
from malaria. As a university, and as a society, we need to do much,
much more to stop this misery.
I urge you as alumni and as citizens of the world to join us in
supporting UBC's initiatives. You can participate by contributing to
the eight major Canadian agencies collecting funds for immediate
disaster relief, and by helping us build the Global Service Learning
Endowment Visir our website at www.uhc.ca/tsunami/support.html
for information on how to get involved.
We live in a privileged, fortunate society. As citizens of the world,
we have a responsibility to share those blessings. Please join us.
- Martha Piper, President, University of British Columbia
can teach the science of disasters - the physics, the dynamics - yet
keep the whole thing exciting," says course founder and lead
instructor Professor Roiand Stull. The course has used old news
footage, photos, statistics, and even Hollywood disaster movies as
tools to help students gain an understanding of the science behind
the phenomena. "The course was well taught and it put a lot of
things into perspective," says second year student Sarah Chan, who
took it this summer. "In the media, you're told the wrong things
about disasters. It's very stereotyped. In this course, you learn the
truth."
Although the course content is kept exciting to encourage interest
in science, it isn't at the expense of respect for the human and economic destruction that so often accompany such events. Ultimately,
the knowledge gained can be used to save lives and protect property. Students are provided with a scientific understanding of how
and when disasters occur, and what they can do to protect themselves. Given that the Pacific Coast is the most earthquake-prone
region in Canada (more than 100 earthquakes measuring five or
more on the Richter scale have occurred west of Vancouver Island
in the past 70 years) that may not be such a bad idea.
The IT Man
UBC's research-rich culture and its ties with Asia make it a natural candidate for entrepreneurial pursuits. Helping UBC to capitalize on its resources and international connections is Canada's first
full-time entrepreneur-in -residence, Gary Albach MSc'72, PHD'75.
As founder of the university's first spin-off company, Vortek
Industries Ltd. in 1976, Albach has the right credentials. He also
spent more than 20 years in Europe and Asia working with organizations concerned with technology development, and has been
involved with a number of start-up companies born of Canadian
university research. His extensive personal connections make him a
natural bridge between hi-tech and venture capital.
Although he will also help facilitate commercialization of other
research areas, his initial focus is on information and computer
technology. "This area is largely untapped at UBC in terms of commercialization," he says. "We've got the best reputation in the
world for biotech licensing. I'd like to build the same success into it
and take it one step further: the creation of companies. The great
potential for the future is the merger of it with biotech for applications such as genetics research and nanotechnology. We've got all
the assets to do this on a global scale."
During his two-year appointment, he will decide on one or two
ofthe most promising examples of UBC technology research,
explore markets and manufacturing resources in China and liaise
with Chinese UBC Commerce alumni influential enough to help
develop the commercial potential of UBC research. He will also
develop a model for a UBC Accelerator Centre - a space with
6   Trek   Winter 2005 resources and a set-up designed to support commercialization of
research,
Albach is encouraged by a program to commercialize Canadian
technology run by the National Research Council of Canada that
has already established close ties to commercial developers in
Asia, and he is convinced that UBC can leverage these, along with
its own Asian connections, to tap into lucrative opportunities.
"Taking advantage of UBC's international relationships sets us
apart from what other universities are trying to do with technology development," says Albach.
Desert Storm Innovation
Next October, the Mojave Desert will serve as terrain and
backdrop for a competition between state-of-the-art military vehicles. The gauntlet was thrown down by the LIS Defense
Department's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
(darpa) in an effort to generate research and development in
robotic vehicles.
UBC's Team Thunderbird will likely be the sole Canadian contender for a $2 million prize. The UBC effort will involve multiple disciplines including Mining Engineering, a department that
has developed robots for carrying out various procedures both
underground and in open-pit mines. Sauder School of Business
students are contributing their skills by raising the additional
$300,000 it will take to complete the vehicle (which will take the
form of an suv covered in Maple leaves) by February.
dari'A is looking for major breakthroughs that can be applied
to both military and civilian projects. "Whether the application is
military or civilian such as mining, forestry, search and rescue or
fire-fighting, robotics can help prevent human injury and death,"
says UBC team leader Andrew Lyon. "Team Thunderbird is excited to be able to put together a Canadian team that can contribute
to this effort and develop the technical innovations that will help
us win the prize."
Herring Voices
Ben Wilson has been receiving a lot of attention lately, and all
because he stayed up late in a lab at the Bamfield Marine Science
Centre one night observing some tank-bound herring. With all
ambient noise at a minimum, Wilson was about to play a recording of a hunting killer whale to observe the fish's reaction, but the
fish preempted his experiment. They started emitting a noise that
sounded not unlike (to put it delicately! a small boy armed with a
whoopee cushion. The accidental discovery merited further investigation, which showed that the sound was caused by air being
ejected from the herring's swim bladder.
When Wilson, an associate researcher at the UBC Fisheries
Centre (together with fellow investigators Professor Lawrence
Dill and Dr. Robert Batty) published the paper on the herring discovery, they started to receive attention from the mainstream
press.
This will be my last issue of Trek Magazine
as chair of the Alumni Association. The past
four years - two as vice-chair and two as
chair - have been eventful, exciting and productive.
Alumni have a lot to be proud of, UBC has
become one of North America's leading universities. Our research and scholarly work is
reported regularly in the world press, and students, faculty and staff
come from virtually every corner of the globe. Our alumni have
branched out around the world, spreading the word about UBC
Our university is experiencing one of the most exciting times in its
history. The University Town and the transformation of the Point
Grey campus, new opportunities for all British Columbians with the
opening of UBC Okanagan in September, 2005, the new John M.S.
Lecky UBC Boathouse in Richmond, our plans for a new Alumni
House on campus and planning for the Olympics in 2010 are just a
few of the developments alumni are involved in. This is a great time
to get involved with your university.
It has become clear that alumni services must grow to meet these
opportunities. A new senior administrative position at UBC has been
created to deal exclusively with alumni services. Marie Earl, a
Stanford University grad, began January 1st, 2005 in a joint position
as Associate VP, Alumni and Executive Director of the Alumni
Association. She will oversee the development of new and enhanced
alumni programs under the supervision of the Vice President,
Students, and the Alumni Association's Board of Directors.
Marie is an exceptional administrator and manager, with outstanding people skills. She has worked in alumni affairs for many years. I
look forward to working with her as Past President.
During my years on the board it has been my privilege to serve
with a team dedicated to shaping a new vision for alumni services. I
have served on a number of boards over the years and it never fails to
amaze me that talented, dedicated men and women can find the time
to serve with such passion. None of the work accomplished during
my term would have been possible without the support of such an
engaged team.
I would also like to thank the staff of the Association who have
produced and maintained first-rate programs during a time of change
and adjustment. They have been an integral part of the team and it
has been a pleasure working with them.
Finally, I would like to wish the very best to incoming chair,
Martin Ertl, and the new Board. They will move UBC's alumni relations to the next level. There are exciting times ahead.-
- Jane Hungerford, Chair, UBC Alumni Association
Winter 2005  Trek   7 TAKE NOTE
Although he is the first to admit that
most scientists would relish the opportunity to showcase their work, Wilson was
puzzled by the media's motivation. "It
turns out that a fish ejecting air from the
swimbladder via a tube near the anus, to
the world's press at least, is near enough a
fart and therefore hot news," he says.
"They slavered down the phone like
starved dogs." After this initial onslaught,
the curiosity in flatulent fish died down for
a while, but not for long. Wilson recently
learned that the research has received the
2004 Ig Nobel prize for Biology. The Ig
Nobel prizes spoof the Nobel Prize with
winning research that seemingly covers the
gamut from bizarre to downright daft. But
while Wilson isn't lacking a sense of
humour, the paper is more than just media
titiltation - it's serious and useful research
that helps to fathom how fish communicate and may well find useful application
in herring conservation.
And the Ig Noble Prize is more rhan a
spoof on the Nobel: "The Igs are intended
to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative and spur people's interest in science,
medicine and technology," claims the website.
It's true. As Wilson puts it: "The world's
media has once more been frothing at the
mouth, desperate for information on fish
anatomy, behaviouts and their implications
for herring conservation."
Then again, maybe it was just the
moose,
Gemini Quads
UBC had a lot to feel proud about at the
2004 Gemini Awards, not least about the
screenwriting skills of Professor Linda
Svendsen, who was recognized for co-writing the TV mini-series Human Cargo. The
series garnered six more awards, including
one for best direction. "I'm just delighted
down to my toenails," said Professor Keith
Maillard who co-chairs UBC's Creative
Writing program. "But I'm not surprised
Human Cargo co-writer Linda Svendsen, a
professor in the Creative Writing Department,
won a Gemini for the screenplay of the popular
TV miniseries. The series won 6 more awards,
one for best direction.
because I think the writing on that show
was absolutely first rate. It's one of the best
things I've seen on television."
The idea for the series, which follows the
experiences of an Afghan woman smuggled
into Canada, has been on the burner for
eight years and was precipitated by
Svendsen and her partner's (co-writer
.McKeown) reaction to Canada's inaction
during the Rwanda genocide and fuelled by
world events since 9-11. "It shows various
immigrants and where they're coming from
and what happens to them as they hit the
Canadian immigration process," says
Mailfard. "It's a very political movie, in the
best sense of the word."
The department of Theatre, Film and
Creative Writing saw three more of its
alumni honoured at the awards. Gavin
Crawford, BiA'93, won for best individual
performance in a comedy or series; Brent
Carver, BA'04, for best performance by an
actor in a leading role in a dramatic program or mini-series; and Astrid Janson,
MA'72, for production design or art direction in a non-dramatic program or series.
8   Trek   Winter 2005 Them, Robots
The two robots NASA used to explore
Mars recently were christened "Spirit" and
"Opportunity." Perhaps the next two will
be called "Free Spirit" and "Opportunist,"
because researchers hope the next generation of Mars robots (or rovers) will be
able to make decisions and deal with problems with less reliance on human intervention for direction.
The currenr rovers send and receive a lot
of information, but the majority of this
relates to their own functioning rather than
to observations about the red planet.
"We want rovers to handle the more
mundane tasks of monitoring their own
health and navigating the rough Mars terrain so that scientists back on earth can
focus on scientific questions about the
planet," says computer scientist Nando de
Freitas. He is working with a NASA research
team in developing the new and improved
model.
The team wants to create a robot able to
detect its own malfunctioning and act
accordingly to correct it. In UBC's Lab for
Computational Intelligence, De Freitas'
group has already built a robot that has
some awareness of its surroundings and
itself in that it can distinguish between different surfaces as it moves over them and
detects when a wheel is stuck.
The group is also working on the robot's
vision. Although Spirit and Opportunity
have nine cameras sending images back to
earth, they don't have the intelligence to
assess the data themselves and use it to
govern movement or other behaviour. In
other words, they're blind. The researchers
are working on a mathematical model of
human sight using Monte Carlo algorithms
for programming the robot to learn.
More robust, independent robots will be
of immense advantage to these very expensive exploratory missions.
Teleboratory
As an institution focussed on research,
UBC encourages faculty and students to
explore how technology can be used in
innovative ways. Rising to the challenge,
pharmaceutical students and instructors are
participating in a pilot project that lets
them explore the advantage of an
Integrated Laboratory Network (iln) based
at Western Washington University (wwu).
The network allows individuals to access
and use laboratory equipment in a lab at
wwu without actually having to be there.
Senior instructor Simon Albon demonstrated the system by conducting a gas chromatography mass spectrometry experiment
by operating equipment in the wwu lab
from UBC via the Internet.
"As a teaching tool, the concept of an
iln could revolutionize what we do, and
the experience is unique to Canadian pharmacy schools, "says Albon. The iln is all
the more valuable when you consider that
the student lab at UBC is not equipped to
carry out a gas chromatography mass spectrometry, "It's a completely different
approach," says Albon. "When students
collect their own samples, they have ownership of their work from the start, which
helps them see the relevance of what they're
learning."
Gas-Sucking Rocks
A natural process that occurs between
rock and carbon dioxide (one of the greenhouse gases associated with climate change)
may be key to transforming an environmentally problematic industry - mining - into a
clean one. Albeit on a slow timescaie, rock
is able to absorb and hold co, safely for
thousands of years, but scientists have
noticed that the crushed rock (or mine tailings) produced by extracting ore absorbs the
greenhouse gas comparatively quickly. "I
think it's possible that we could turn large
mining projects into a greenhouse gas neutral industry," says associate professor of
Earth and Ocean Sciences Greg Dipple,
whose research may prove very influential
Winter 2005   Trek  9 TAKE NOTE
for the future of the mining industry.
During a joint project with Laval
University carried out in decommissioned
Quebec mines over the last two summers,
Dipple and his team discovered that the
phenomenon, known as mineral carbona-
tion, occurs in mine tailings rich in magnesium silicate. Silicate minerals on the surface of the rock react with the co^ in rainwater, transforming it into a solid state
and binding it to the rock. The team is
now faced with the challenge of speeding
up the process, but, "with tweaking, the
tailings could soak up all the greenhouse
gases that mining operations produce,"
says Dipple, There are 500 million tons of
mine tailings in Quebec alone.
How widespread the practice could
become depends on how much mining
companies ate pteparcd to spend. They
may be more convinced to buy into the
research if it secures them carbon credits
under the Kyoto Protocol agreement.
Dipple remains confident: "I think we'll
have substantial field tests running within
five years," he says. He and his research
team from UBC's Mineral Deposit
Research Unit will carry on their research
at a working Australian mine this
February.
New Sparkle to the Old Campus
Anyone who steps on campus after a
few years away is in for a surprise, Ignore
for a moment the construction cranes all
over the place, and don't get upset by the
detour signs or rows of cement trucks
blocking your way.
Look instead to the incredible change
that's taken place. Walk up Main Mall
and see the new wing taking shape on the
north end of Main Library. Walk south on
Main Mall and see the Forest Sciences
building, the new Thunderbird Residences
and, up Agronomy Road, the new Life
Sciences complex.
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Wesbrook Mall to where the old frat houses
used to be. Gonzo. Replaced with buildings
that actually look like they weren't part of
Animal House. New student housing everywhere, new academic buildings where huts
and parking lots used to be, and new market housing, all part of University Town:
UBC is a'changin', big time.
Most visitors to UBC come in on
University Boulevard. You know the intersection of the Boulevard and Wesbrook
Mall: just past the Village with Regent
College on your left, the little Lutheran
Campus Centre on your right, the grey edifice of the Genera! Services Administration
Building (which looks like a combination of
parking garage and penitentiary) on the
north west corner, with the War Memorial
Gymnasium, Empire Pool just down the
way. Everything's still there. For now.
The south west corner, which used to be a
grassy field, is now under construction,
soon to become a general purpose building
housing, among other things, the Faculty of
Dentistry. The rest of University Boulevard
west of Wesbrook all the way to East Mall,
is the subject of a complete and exciting
overhaul.
Last year, the university opened the planning process and declared the University
Boulevard Architectural Competition, inviting design submissions from around the
world. Fifty-three teams presented proposals
and, in January, three finalists were chosen
to go on the shortlist.
Here's how the university describes the
project:
"The vision for University Boulevard is to
create a distinctive, architecturally rich entry
and social heart for the campus that
includes a new University Square, a new
greenway, new university related shops and
services, universiry housing, and all the open
spaces and associated pedestrian connections. The total competition site area is
approximately 7.2 hectares and the total
gross building area over the five project sites
is 38,550 square metres. The estimated
budget for the completion of the project is
$100 million."
The proposals from the three teams will
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be on display at the Helen and Morris Belkin
Art Gallery (just south of the Rose Garden
Parkade on .Main Mall) beginning April i,
2.005. During the exhibition, UBC students,
faculty, staff and alumni will be invited to
comment on the designs and vote for their
favourite. The results of the poll will be given
to a jury made up of internationally known
architects and UBC representatives to use in
selecting the winning design. The winner will
be announced in May.
Be sure to visit the campus in April and
cast your vote.
For more information about the architectural competition, visit www.universir.y-
town.ubc.ca/archcomp/
Inductees to UBC Sports Hall of Fame
Dave McFarlane (Athlete)
A leader and dominant two-way player on
UBC football teams between 1949 and 1951,
McFarlane carried the ball, was an outstanding blocker and punter, and was a hard-tackling linebacket on defense. As team captain,
Finalists in the
University Boulevard
Architectural Competition
Allies and Morrison Architects (London
UK), with Proscenium Architecture and
Interiors, Inc. (Vancouver)
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects &
Planners (California) with Hughes
Condon Marler: Architects (Vancouver)
Patkau Architects (Vancouver)
he was "an inspiration to teammates and an
idol to the fans," {Ubyssey) winning the
mvp and Inspirational Awards in 1951 as
well as the Bobby Gaul Award. He also
played Thunderbird rugby, later playing
professional football and coaching UBC
Junior Varsity football.
George Pringle (Athlete)
Pringle was a star on UBCs basketball team
from i933/'34 unn' ^37^?^ and led the
Thunderbirds to the Canadian championship in 15*37. The three-time All-Star was
the first person to be selected winner of the
prestigious Bobby Gaul Award. A scholarship student, Pringle was described by his
Coach as "the perfect man ... no man was
more looked up to."   As a minister
ordained in 1938, Pringle was "an inspirational . . . sincere . . .  moral force," only
to lose his life in wtpii, in January 1943.
Sarah Evanetz (Athlete)
Evanetz's world-class swimming career blos-
Winter20O5  Trek   11 TAKE NOTE
sotned while at UBC between 1993 and
1999. She led UBC to five national championships and won 14 gold medals. An
All-Canadian and cis Swimmer of the Year,
she set cis and Canadian records. A 1996
Olympian, she won gold at PanAm and
World Championships plus a record-tying
three UBC Female Athlete of the Year
Awards. Coach Tom Johnson once stated,
"Sarah is probably the best female swimmer I've coached at UBC."
Max Howell (Builder)
A pioneer in the study of Human Kinetics
and sport science, Howell was also an
Sports Hall of Fame inductee Sarah Evanetz shows her championship form.
A favourite Professor. Dr Ron Jobe knows the importance of empowering future
generations. For over thirty years, he has worked tirelessly for children's literacy,
education and development in Canada and around the world. In recognition
of his achievements, UBC's School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies
has endowed the Ronald Jobe Children's Lirerature Scholarship. Through this
endowment, students in the Master of Arts in Children's Literature Program
can benefit from his work years from now.
For information on establishing a commemorative gift, please contact the UBC
Development Office. Tel: 604-822-8900 Email: info.reque5t@supporti11g.ubc.ca
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effective and innovative rugby coach who
revolutionized the style of rugby played at
UBC and in BC. An international rugby
star, Dr. Howell coached and taught at
UBC from 1954 until 1961, his scientific
coaching principles leaving an enduring
influence on the sports of rugby and
swimming. He was the first to do
research in UBC Human Kinetics, and it
was through his direction that the
Commonwealth's first Masters degree
program in Human Kinetics was instituted at UBC.
1964 Men's Pairs Rowing Crew (Team)
Theirs is a most unlikely success story
that resulted in publicity and fame both
for themselves and for UBC. Rowers
George Hungerford and Roger Jackson
were brought together at the last minute
to represent Canada in the 1964 Olympic
pairs event, Hungerford still recovering
from mononucleosis. In only their second
official race they won the gold - Canada's
only gold of the games. The victory and
national attention launched successful
careers for both, and their accomplishments remain a Canadian 2.0    century
sport highlight. ♦ Help the newbies get ahead.
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Good advice comes from hard experience. Share yours with current students and
help them make their way in the cold, cruel world. Be a mentor.
Here's a way to share your expertise with today's students:
Visit www.alumni.ubc.ca and click on UBC OLC Network.
Register. Use your student number. *
Click "Mentor."
Select your career field and post your anonymous profile.
Students can check out your profile, then contact you via blind email.
Reply at will, and start feeling good.
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• E-mail forwarding
• Mentoring
• Class Notes
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then click on the on-line community button We cannot meet the demands of China, India, Mexico and other countries that want a better life for their
14   Trek   Winter 2D05
Photograph bi Martin Dee CANADA AND THE NEW WORLD  ORDER
| 1.1 IK IV   SI M PS ON
From a speech presented at UBC's Annual
General Meeting at UBC Robson Square.
Not far from here stands a Chapters
store. Inside is displayed the chain's motto:
"The World Needs More Canada."
It's clever, as marketing slogans go. It
appeals to our patriotism. It makes us feel
good, about Canadian literature and ourselves. And it bespeaks a certain national
conceit; that are we are welcomed, respected and needed abroad, the inference being
that the world would be a better place if
Canadians were more present in it.
That slogan, however, is precisely backwards. The world may or may not need
more Canada, but Canada needs more of
the world. A lot more of it. I believe that
our future material well-being in a country
of only 3T million people depends vitally
and urgently on establishing, by al! means
and through all available institutions, the
reality - not just the reputation, but the
reality - of being the most internationally
connected country on the planet.
1 am not suggesting that Canada needs
to become the most powerful country in the
world, militarily or politically. That would
be absurd. I am not even suggesting that
we can become the richest country in the
world, in part because the definition of
material riches can be so deceiving,
I am saying that we have it within our
means - and we must have it within our
policies - to connect this country to the
world as no other country is connected,
because apart from natural resources, it is
only by becoming global in our thinking
and actions that our best potential competitive advantage lies.
We have some of the tools for this success; we lack others. We have as domestic
official languages two ofthe world's global
languages. We have a multicultural society
that connects us to many parts of the
world. We already have a trade-dependent
economy. We have role models of
Canadians-as-intcrnational-leaders, and wc
have Canadians at home who understand
the prerequisites of making Canada global.
We enjoy a positive, if somewhat blurry,
international reputation, at a time when
our American friends' standing in the
world has precipitously declined.
And we have something else. We spent
the better part of two decades struggling to
line up social and economic policy. When
they were not properly aligned, we ran
huge deficits that distended public finance
and robbed us of our ability to make
strategic public investments because so
much government revenue was being necessarily and sadly shoveled into debt-repayment. Now, however, we are the only leading industrial country with a solid balance
sheet. So, just as correctly aligning social
and economic policy was the great national
achievement of the last decade, so aligning
domestic policies and institutions for
tomorrow's global reality is the challenge
for this and succeeding decades.
When I say "global reality," I mean
this. We cannot solve environmental issues
alone. Our climate, our air, our oceans,
some of our rivers, and our Arctic, all
depend on international co-operation. We
cannot compete economically if we do not
have large Canadian-based and -owned
companies, because the fate of a branch-
plant company is to remain an appendage
not a leader. We cannot meet the demands
of China, India, Mexico and other countries that want a better life for their people
and whose national ambitions will not dis
people and whose national ambitions will not disappear by lowering wages but rather by improving skills.
Winter 2005  Trek   15 CANADA
AND
THE
NEW WORLD ORDER
appear by lowering wages but rather by
improving skills. We cannot innovate, do
cutting edge tesearch, make discoveries
and commercialize them unless we retain
and attract great brains here and put them
in contact with the best brains overseas.
We cannot, in other words, retreat into
protectionism, build firewalls or continue
with comfortable, old ways of doing
things, or else ours will be a gentle mediocrity in a world that does not "need"
Canada, no matter what a smug national
self-congratulation might suggest.
This is not a dog-eat-dog agenda
because the projection of our values -
what Lincoln called the "better angels of
our nature" - is not inconsistent with the
pursuit of our interests. In foreign policy
circles, it is sometimes argued that a
dichotomy exists between realism and idealism, between the pursuit of interests and
projection of values. I agree that sometimes there are tensions between realism
and idealism, but sometimes there are not.
More and better-targeted foreign aid can
make for a more stable world, which is in
our interest and consistent with our values.
The struggle against global terror is obviously in our interests; it is also consistent
with our values, since these are under
assault by terrorists. Investments at home
in sustainable development can make us
over time more competitive and assist the
global environment. Investments at home
in access to learning and skills development - and facilitating the domestic
accreditation of foreign credentials - is not
only consistent with our values, it serves
our interests too.
I can say with considerable certainty
that no political party, federal or provincial, grasps this challenge. They are too
busy, heads-down, scrabbling for political
advantage which means finding out
through polls what the people are deemed
to want today and trying to deliver it with
the taxpayers' own money. It takes leadership of a rare kind to raise sights far
beyond the travails of today and frame a
vision of the future that will be ridiculed
by many, sloughed off as irrelevanr by orh-
ers, dismissed as futuristic twaddle by still
others, and derided for not dealing with
the potholes of today. Needless to say, that
kind of leadership is scarce. Except that I
believe, perhaps naively, that there is a
constituency for this kind of national
vision, especially among the young and the
ambitious, and that a political leader who
articulated these kind of ideas would find
in due course a ready audience.
I can also say with considerable certainty that our competitive advantage and
a better future do not lie in interminable
federal-provincial negotiations. It docs not
lie in plowing tens of billions of additional
dollars into a health-care system that is
extremely difficult to change, at the
expense - and ir is at the expense - of
other important priorities. It does not lie
in discussions of asymmetrical federalism.
It does not lie, for Ottawa, in intruding
itself into provincial areas of jurisdiction,
where it has little expertise, making
demands that provinces behave in certain
ways in grateful recognition of the federal
cash. This internationalist vision 1 am talking about lies largely within federal jurisdiction, is appropriate for a national government that can speak for all of Canada
and is therefore uniquely capable of rallying the disparate parts of Canada into a
new national project.
This project lies in understanding the
way the world is rushing in upon us; how
our industries and economy, our air and
water, our forests and fields, our universities and colleges, our governments, our scientific research and cultural producers -
how almost every aspect of our daily lives
and our future - is increasingly tied to the
pressures, drives, treaties, negotiations and
sheet weight of the world upon us. And
either we let that weight shape us - and
some of it will regardless what we do as a
country of a mere 31 million - or we can
shape ourselves to prepare for it and to
turn at least some of it to our advantage.
When I say connected, I mean it for
everything from trade to environmental
protection to education to languages to the
structure of businesses to labour-management relations. Of course, connectedness
means foreign policy, which has been
undervalued and under-fin a need for a very
long time. Again, the Chapters slogan -
The World Needs More Canada - might
be correct, except that the world has been
getting less of Canada than ever; in foreign
aid, in defence, in diplomacy, because we
have been doing foreign policy on the
cheap for decades now. In foreign aid we
scatter our money more widely, and therefore less productively, than any aid-giving
country. We need ro focus it better and
increase it dramatically. In foreign policy,
we need to make the pursuit of democratic
development and civil society a cornerstone of our efforts that are now widely
scattered and therefore less effective than
they should bc. Three years ago, I began
calling for a new institution, Democracy
Canada, arms-length from the governmenr,
multi-partisan, working in a select number
of countries, co-ordinating various
Canadian efforts and launching others.
Democracy Canada is consistent with our
interest in a more stable world, harmonious with our values, in keeping with our
expertise, and likely to be appreciated in
Washington. In defence, if we wish to be
rclevanr in the world, pursuing our interest
and projecting our values, then we have to
pay for it.
But connectedness means more than
foreign policy; it also means re-thinking
domestic arrangements, asking ourselves
individually and collectively: How will this
decision today allow us to live in a competitive global world of tomorrow, and to
influence not just the material well-being
of ourselves and the wotld, but the justice,
fairness, sustainability and equity of that
world, because connectedness means, as I
have said, not just the enhancement of our
interests but the projection of our values?
16   Trek   Winter 2005 Which bring me to universities that are
among the critical institutions necessary
for internationalizing Canada and thinking
about the future in the ways 1 have suggested.
Universities have been undet-fundcd in
Canada for at least a generation. This
under-fund ing can be demonstrated in a
myriad of ways. Here are only three.
Between r;}8o and 2002, government
investments in public, four-year universities
in the US rose 23 per cent in real terms; in
Canada, again in real terms, government
investments in universities declined by 20
per cent. From the mid-r^Sos to 2003,
healrh-care as a share of total provincial
spending rose from 30 per cenr to 3 7 per
cent, and in some provinces to more than
40 per cent. During that same period,
post-secondary education's share of total
with those abroad. There were indeed
many, except with universities in the so-
called Third World. I have therefore suggested that the behemoth of the Canadian
International Development Agency be
deprived of about $100 million of its
money, and that the money be awarded to
those universities that find a sustained
partner in the Third World, so that we can
in effect deliver aid in the form of human
capital development while internationalizing ourselves - again the marriage of the
projection of our values with the pursuit of
our interests, since students and academics
in those countries educated in or influenced by Canada are likely to remain this
country's friend as they become leaders in
their own lands.
It is heartening to sec that this university seems to undetstand what the future
Every aspect of our daily lives and our future - is increasingly tied to the pressures,
drives, treaties, negotiations and sheer weight of the world upon us. And either we let that
weight shape us - and some of it will regardless what we do as a country of a mere 31 million
or we can shape ourselves to prepare for it and to turn at least some of it to our advantage.
provincial spending declined from 7.5 per
cent to 6 per cent. Twenty years ago, the
ratio of health-care to post-secondary education spending was about 4 to r. It is
now 6 to 1.
Univetsities are among society's incubators of ideas, innovations and notions of
social responsibility. If Canada is to pursue
the path of becoming the most globally
connected country on earth, as it must,
then these incubators, the universities,
must be in the forefront of this connectedness. And there are many ways in which
this can be done, and even measured.
For example, Statistics Canada reported at the end of July that the number of
foreign students enrolled in Canadian universities continues to rise. The news sounded better than the reality. Although the
raw number edged up to 52,000, the proportion of foreign students remained relatively low, at just under 6 per cent of the
total. Relative to our total student body,
nationally speaking, our universities' student population is not more international
than six or seven years ago, although in
absolute terms rhe number of foreign students has increased.
But this is just one way of measuring
internationalization. Thete is the curriculum. Is it as globally-minded as students
will need it to be? Are we designing programs that will allow our students to live
and work outside the country during their
academic years? Are these institutions sufficiently tied to other universities?
Recently, I received a list of the international linkages of Canadian universities
requires of it and Canada. You can read in
the university's literature the nature of
UBC's international vision and how its
pursuit is planned. It is the right and
urgent vision for this institution, this port
city, this coastal province and this country.
It is an important contribution to an integrated national vision that must be
explained to and pursued by the country's
political, intellectual, labour and business
leaders so that we can turn that Chapter's
slogan on its head and thereby better connect ourselves to the world, the connectedness on which our future national well-
being depends. ♦
Jeffrey Simpson is national affairs columnist for the Globe and Mail. He received
an honorary degree from UBC in 199^.
Photograph by Marnn Dee
Winter 2005   Trek   17 <
13   Trek   Winter 2005
Pholorirdph by M.nTn Lice A 1 1   Yl N 1   SI  R V it  ES
the new avp/ed takes it up a notch
BY   CHRIS   PETTY
Marie Earl's master's degree thesis in American
Literature focussed on the work of Wallace Stegner
whose fiction dwelled lovingly on the vast landscape
of the western US. The theme of her thesis - how
landscape shapes literature - has an eerie resonance
when you consider her new job overseeing alumni
affairs at UBC. Here, she has to examine the culture,
context and aspirations of this university and shape
an alumni affairs program that reflects those realities.
Stegner may well turn out to be a walk in the park.
An airforce brat, she made her first move at two
weeks old, and kept moving until junior high school.
After a degree in international relations at Stanford,
she travelled, attended law school for a year and
worked in Washington, DC on a senatorial subcommittee on investigations, an experience she describes
as pivotal in her political education. In the early
ry8o's, she came back to Stanford to work as assis-
rant to the president of the Alumni Association
where, she says, she "got a taste of working with
smart, creative and principled people."
She moved to Los Angeles with her husband, Peter
Skinner, where she worked in private industry for a
while, then returned to Stanford in the late '80s as
Director of Systems and Services, part of the team
charged wirh the task of merging the operations of
the independent alumni association into a new alumni affairs unit under the university's jurisdiction. Eerie
resonance, again.
Her skills, by then, included "change management"
Marie Earl, Associate Vice President, Alumni, and
Executive Director of the UBC Alumni Association
Winter 2005  Trek   19 THE NEW AVP/ED
experience, and she helped transfer the alumni database, facilities management and
human resources to the university.
Stanford's alumni association has a similar
history to UBC's. Formed by alumni early in
the university's history, it became the voice of
alumni, and the focus of alumni affiliation.
And it was successful. Stanford's alumni programs have long been considered the best in
the US, with successful programs, a world-
renowned magazine, good turnout at various
class reunions and events, and an alumni
donor rate of about 40 per cent (UBC's is
closer to 15 per cent).
don't know,' and admit to mistakes along the
way. It's the only way to build trust."
She also discovered that relationships are
the key ingredient in all negotiations.
Understanding the complex connections that
exist among stakeholders, both external and
internal, and being sensitive to established
relationships makes for more effective communication.
"Results are best when you ground your
actions, as a manager, in an understanding of
your constituents," she says, "and balancing
those with the needs ofthe university."
She says she would have liked to be a cultural anthropologist, watching people relate.
She's also become a student of management
style. "I see myself more as a coach than as a
are coming." UBC will be a venue for some
of the games, and will be part of the planning
team, "We're developing ideas for volunteer
work and events around the Olympics.
Alumni should be a big part of that."
She's also impressed with Martha Piper
and bow she has generated consensus across
the campus. "Her style and vision have really
energized people at the university. Everyone
seems to agree with the direction Trek 20ro
[Piper's 'vision statement' for the university]
has laid out. People want to move ahead, and
they WLint to do it together. There's a great
sense of shared vision, that everyone wants to
make UBC a berter place."
And while granting that a stronger affiliation by alumni will likely result in better
"We're negotiating to build an alumni centre . . . celebrations for UBC's 90th
anniversary are in the planning stages . . . and we're developing ideas for volunteer
work and events around the Olympics in 2010. Alumni should be a big part of that"
But, like UBC, Stanford wanted more control of its alumni programs. Involved alumni
are essential to the health of any university,
and not just for money. As volunteers, advocates and ambassadors, alumni bring in top
students, confer a sense of history, alert government to the university's needs and bring
real-world experience to current students.
Being independent, the association's resources
couldn't grow as quickly as the university's
needs, and, by not being at the administrative
table, alumni had little influence in the direction or workings of the university.
It took three years for the transition to bc
completed, and while no power shift ever
comes off without an occasional spark,
Stanford, and its alumni, seem to be the better for the exercise.
Earl learned some important lessons. "One
of the mosr important," she says, "is the
need for transparency and openness during
the process. You have to be able to say, 'I
classic manager," she says. "My job is to
provide direction and encouragement, then
let people go to it."
I ler mandate at UBC is to integrate programs offered by the Alumni Association
with new ones to he organized under the
Alumni Relations Unit, and to build affinity
among grads of all ages.
One of her first tasks is to conduct a survey of UBC alumni to determine how they
feel about the institution and what services
the university should be offering them.
"There's a sense that many grads felt UBC
wasn't a earing institution," she says.
"Today's administration is working very hard
to change that perception in the current student body."
"It's a great time for alumni relations
here," she says, "We're negotiating to build
an alumni centre in the middle of the campus, celebrations for UBC's 90th anniversary
are in the planning stages, and the Olympics
fundraising results, she argues that money
isn't the issue. "Fundraising and alumni relations are complimentary enterprises," she
says, "but they should be separate. Alumni
may not have the means or willingness to
give money, but that should not be in any
way connected to either participation or
recognition." Or, as alumni pros like to say,
"we're in the friend raising business, not
fundraising."
It's not surprising that Marie Earl is also a
marathon runner. "1 was ranked at one
time," she says, "and even had a shoe contract." Now, with bone-on-bone knees, she
spends most of her running time training new
runners. She also skis (telemark, of course),
and loves hiking in the mountains. "My husband is a water nut. He loves sailing, swimming and anything to do with water. This is
the perfect place for us. And, as my American
friends say, once you move to Canada, you
never want to come back."   ♦
20   Trek   Winter 2005 Why Your University Cares About You ...and why you should care about a
The university and the Alumni Association, after years of
up and down negotiations, have finally come to an mutually satisfying agreement on how both entities can share in rhe delivery
of services to UBC alumni. It appears that more resources and
more staff will be dedicated to the task. It's a good day for the
university and fot its alumni.
Here's what the cynic wil! say: "Now wait a minute! The university's interest is in my pocketbook! The first time I heard from
you guys after I graduated was a phone call asking me for
money."
There's no doubt UBC, like every other universiry in the world,
is interested in cultivating your philanthropic nature. Money you
give to the university is put to good use. You aren't throwing
your money down a black hole when you give it to your university-
But it's not the main reason we want to keep you in touch,
involved and informed. No, really, lt isn't.
The investment in alumni programs pays big dividends in vol-
unteerism, ambassadorship and advocacy. In keeping you active
(you and your address), we have at hand the most imptessive
asset any institution can have: a body of satisfied customers. If
the university's alumni feel fondly about the place, if they maintain some sort of contact with their old classmates or pub mates
or club mates, if they come back for reunions, or even if they feel
a little shock of pride when they read about some UBC prof's
success in the newspaper, then they are the institution's most
valuable promoters. So, the successes you achieve in your life
reflect on your universiry. It's like good breeding or strong genes.
And, conversely, when your university looks good, so do you.
But what's in it for you? Aside from feeling good, that is. First
of all, the university needs volunteer help, and that help is best
when it comes from alumni. The Alumni Association is run by a
volunteer board that oversees everything from supervising
finances to organizing reunions. Grads also volunteer in their faculties to serve on committees, host events and act as mentors for
current students. The Museum of Anthropology and the
Botanical Garden depend on volunteers, as does Vancouver
Hospital, the AMS, International House and many other institutions on campus including the university's Board of Governors
and Senate. Someone estimated that volunteers work upwards of
75,000 hours annually at UBC.
We also have special programs for specific groups of alumni.
Some of these programs come from faculties or departments, and
some from the alumni affairs team. A great example is the Young
Alumni Nerwork. See the box for a sample of what they're planning for this year.
From reunions to special rates on insurance, investments and
credit cards, to organized trips to exotic places, alumni services
arc designed for your needs and your pleasure. In the next few
months, we will bc reviewing our services and expanding them.
Let us know what you think, and come get involved in the
process.
The university's motto is Tuum Est, which means "It is yours."
And it still is.
Young Alumni Network
The Young Alumni Network is for gtads of the past ten years. Its purpose is to create a network that helps you meet people in a wide variety of pursuits, do some good community work and have fun. Here's
what YAN has planned for this year. See page 36 for details.
April      Cinderella Project, which helps underprivileged high school
grads get the right gear for their graduation ceremonies.
May      Learning Exchange Community Service, which involves
helping out at the Downtown Eastside site of the Exchange.
June      Networking Night, which usually takes place at a downtown
eatery, or some other social place.
July       A social event around Bard on the Beach.
Aug       A social evening at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Sept      UBC's 90th anniversary. This will be a large reunion that will
be the social event of the year.
Oct       Cateer / Networking night, which includes a seminar on
careers and a chance to meet other gtads.
A YAN team will participate in the Breast Cancer Run.
Nov       Volunteers will staff a city soup kitchen.
Dec       Volunteers will distribute food at the Greater Vancouver Food
bank.
Jan        Another soup kitchen.
Feb        Financial workshop on investments, money management,
etc.
March    Breakfasts with student leaders from various faculties.
Beer lOlat Labatt Beer Institute in Yaletown. Self
explanatory.
If you're interested in getting involved, call Dianna at 604.822.8917 or
yamentor@aiumni. ubc.ca
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UBC
The Benefits of
Membership
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The benefits begin with graduation
UBC grads organized this Alumni Association in 1917 as a way to stay in touch with friends
and with the university. We've developed many programs and services over the years to help
the process, and because we have nearly 200,000 members, we can offer group discounts on
services and save you money. At the same time, you'll be supporting programs like these:
Reunions and Regional Networks
• 54 Reunions, with 4,100 alumni and guests attending
• 52 Regional Networks with 70+ world-wide events, and 2,000+ attendees
Mentoring and Young Alumni Programs
• 815 students attend mentoring events
• 50+ mentors helping current students
• 350+ alumni attend Young Alumni events
On-line community
• 4,100 UBC members, with 1,406 mentors system-wide
Services
Manulife: Term Life, Extended Health and Dental, and the
new Critical Illness Plan. Manulife has served alumni for more    \c\   MaXlltlife Financial
than 20 years.
UBC
MBNA: More than 10,000 alumni and students are supporting alumni activi-    m
ties by using their UBC Alumni Mastercard, The card gives you low introductory rates, 24-hour customer support and no annual fees.
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Meloche Monnex: Home and auto insurance with preferred group rates
and features designed for our grads. Travel and micro-enterprise       pb^m ..   -
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insurance also available.
NEW!
Clearsight Wealth Management: Our newest affinity partner offers ^,-t 1
full-service retirement planning with exceptional benefits; lower fees, pro- V^lG3,l*S   &LYt
fessional advice and a wide selection of products, www.dearsight.ca/ubc Wealth Manaoerrienr
Alumni Acard partners offer you more value
The Alumni A™"* $30 per year (plus GST).
UBC Community Borrower Library Card
Your A""* entitles you to a UBC Community borrower library card, a $100 value.
Working downtown? The A""1 is available at the library at Robson Square.
University Golf Club
Receive discounts on Gold, Elite and driving range passes to March, 2005.
Jubilee Travel
Receive 4-6% off some vacation packages. Visit www.jubileetravel.com.
The Museum of Anthropology
A""1 holders receive 2-for-1 admission. For exhibit information, visit www.moa.ubc.ca.
UBC Bookstore
First-time A™* holders receive a 20% discount on selected merchandise.
Theatre at UBC
Save on regular adult tickets for staged productions, www.theatre.ubc.ca
Contact our offices for more information
Phone: 604.822.3313 or 800.883.3088 • E-mail: aluminfo@alumni.ubc.ca
www.al u m n i. ubc ca
2005 Alumni Travel
Education, exploration and adventure
Tuscany Cinqueterre
May, 2005
Based in Lucca, explore Tuscany and the
Cinqueterre, from the rugged shores of the
Ligurian Sea to hillside vineyards.
Classic Rhine Cruise
June, 2005
Sail from Amersterdam to Basel and steep yourself in the history, culture and cuisine of Europe,
Romance of the Danube Cruise
June, 2005
Sail from Germany to the Baltic and taste the
flavours of classical Europe.
Historic Ireland (Ennis)
June/July, 2005
Meet the locals and sample the music, dance
and literature of Ireland.
Russia: Journey of the Czars
August, 2005
Explore the waterways of Russia from Moscow to
St. Petersburg.
UPCOMING ADVENTURES
South African Safari - September 2005
China and the Yangtze River - Sept. 2005
Greece (Poros) - October 2005
Cal. Wine & Gastronomique - Oct. 2005
India & Nepal - November 2005
Mexico (Yucatan) - November 2005
Introducing
Young Alumni Adventures
Abroad!
Specially designed for the young (and young
at heart) adventurer, these excursions promise excitement, challenge and fun!
Costa Rica-Pura Vida - July, 2005
Northern Italy-Rome and Tuscany
- September, 200S
For more information please see
www.alumni.ubc.ca/services/travel.html
or call 604.822.9629
toll free 800.883.3088 INK-STAINED WRETCH
Dr. Foth remembers Pierre Berton BA'41. Bj Allan I otherin;
Pierre Berton was a very stubborn man, a very determined
man, and when he went into Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto late
last year he knew he was dying - diabetes, a failing heart.
And so he instructed his wife, his children, his agent Elsa
Franklin, that there would bc no funeral. All he wanted was a
wake, so all his friends "could get drunk."
So instructed, some 300 friends and fans gathered in the Barbara
Frum Atrium at the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto and 16
speakers delivered their thoughts on the man - a very large bar
awaiting in the foyer.
His close friend June Callwood remembered that when he
arrived at Maclean's in 1947 from Vancouver, he was so clumsy
and awkward and socially incpr "that we all thought he was an
idiot."
Comedian Rick Mercer, the youngest of all the speakers, bad
only recently met Berton. "The only thing I knew about him," he
explained, "was that he was a shit-disturber, fn fact, he was the
Wayne Gretzky of shit-disturbers."
And so, Pierre got what he wanted as he died at 84 on the last
day of November, leaving behind him 50 books and a reputation
as the most prolific journalist/author that Canada has ever seen.
His like will not pass this way again.
When he was 18, he and a buddy in Dawson City, Yukon, got
drunk, stole a car, wrecked ir and of course were caught. He
thought - he told me this story once - that his life was over. He
would be charged, he would go to jail, emerge with a criminal
record, his reputation ruined and he would have no future.
Dawson City was so smaSl in those days that everyone in the place
knew everyone else. The first witness, the owner of the car, walked
into court. The judge took one look at him. He was the town
bootlegger. "Case dismissed!" the judge pronounced. And Pierre
berton went on to fame and fortune.
He started out at Victoria College, a rwo-year institution, and
actually thought he would be a cartoonist, shipping samples to
New York magazines. But he switched to UBC because he wanted
to work on The Ubyssey, the infamous rag that has turned out
such as cbc icon Lister Sinclair, jack Wasserman, the legendary
Vancouver Sun gossip columnist, joe Schlesinger, Helen
Hutchinson who was Peter Gzowski before Peter Gzowski became
Peter Gzowski.
John Turner was the sports editor - while also the Canadian
roo-yard sprint champion, before he became BC's Rhodes Scholar
at Oxford and sent all Fleet Street aflame by dancing the night
away with Princess Margaret in Victoria where his stepfather
Frank Ross was the Lieutenant-Governor.
Berton never was rhe editor of The Uhyssey\ but he followed in
the hallowed tradition that all of us learned: never go to class,
chase girls, drink beer and stick it to the Engineers. He told me
once that he had given up at getting bis ba because of the above,
but in his final exam one of those famous absent-minded professors lost all the exam papers from his class and had to give every
one of his students a pass mark. Presto, Berton gets a 5 r per cent
average and his Bachelor of Arts.
He never got the editorship, but acquired something perhaps
more valuable. The city editor was a little girl called Janet, who
became Mrs. Pierre Berton and, as he always boasted, was the best
copy editor in Canada and checked every comma in every one of
those 50 books - while producing six children.
At ar he was the youngest city editor in Canada, at the
Vancouver News-Herald, then the city's only morning paper.
Moving to the Vancouver Sun, he quickly became its star reporter.
He and managing editor Hal Straight, a huge bear of a man who
weighed some 250 pounds, would put out the fitst edition and
then drive to Stanley Park, park in the bushes, and drink a 2.6-er
of rye whisky from the neck of the bottle, and go back and put
out the final afternoon edition.
(Some years after he retired, I took my old boss Straight out to
lunch. When the waiter arrived, he declined a drink. Astonished, I
asked him if he didn't drink anymore. "No 1 don't," he said, "but
I still have a high lifetime average.")
Berton's fame reached the attention of Toronto. The fine writer
Scott Young (father of the now famous guitar-plucker Neil Young)
flew out and asked Berton to come to the Hotel Vancouver for a
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drink. "Maclean's publisher Arthur Irwin" he explained, "has
authorized me to offer you a job at between $4,000 and .$4,500 a
year." (This was, as mentioned, 1947.) Pierre looked at the floor
for a moment, and said, "I think I'll take the $4,500."
Ar the riotous farewell party in the Vancouver Sun newsroom,
his pals suddenly appeared with two stretchers, srrapped Pierre
and Janet in them, carried them down the elevators, put them into
an ambulance, raced to the Vancouver airport, plunked them
down before the boggled Air Canada clerks, and gleefully fled.
The workaholic from the Yukon electrified the sleepy Maclean's
crew, once they figured out he wasn't an idiot. Publisher Irwin
once said, "Pierre would rush in every morning with ten ideas for
articles. Eight of them were unworkable. The other two were brilliant."
Berton of course was known as the greatest Canadian nationalist
of all time, fighting for CBC funding, opposing the free trade pact
that would have the Excited States of America swallowing the little
mouse of Canada. Surprisingly, he once told me one night, with a
glass of guilt in his hand, that his whole dream had been New
York, that Toronto he regarded as only a waystop, but he never
got the offer to conquer the city that never sleeps. And so, sorta by
accident, he became a Canadian icon. life is strange.
Workaholic? It was just that those damn kids kept coming. His
home in Klcinberg, an hour north ofToronto, looks like an
extended trailer park, one addition added after another as the
brats arrived. At one stage, he was doing 11 commentaries a day
on the Toronto radio station chum, while keeping his day job
going.
His essential shyness was almost always taken as arrogance.
Once, at a crowded cocktail parry, he was seen standing off in a
corner, Talking to no one. A woman remarked to Janet that that
seemed rather rude. "Don't disturb him," Janet explained. "He's
writing a column." He once sat beside my wife at a dinner party
and, to her obvious fury, never said a word to her over two hours.
Guess be was writing a column. A long one.
Pierre invented recycling long before the Green Party was born.
He wrote Klondike in T958, his first big book, about the land
whetc he was born. He then used that in bis children's books, also
in his narration of the National Film Board's City of Gold, which
won an Academy Award. Then in a script of a musical comedy on
the gold rush for the Charlottetown Festival. Then, The Klondike
Quest, A Photographic Essay T896-1899. Next? He sold the TV
fights for Klondike to a Hollywood company for a short series.
Robert Fulford, now with the National Post, has written, "He
probably made more from the Klondike than anyone who went
there searching for gold." Fulford, an often-acerbic media critic,
said that ftcrron between 1958 and 1962. wrote for the Toronto
Star "the best column in the history of Canadian newspapers, the
best column I've ever read in a newspaper from anywhere."
Writers, as we know - ask my wife - are the only people who
can only work when they are alone. Doctors need patients to make
money. Lawyers need clients. Writers need privacy, which is why
Berton bought his family home in Dawson City and turned it into
his Writers Trust, where he raises money to send one promising
young author to the house to work on the next best-seller.
Peace and quiet? One of the highlights of the i6-spcakcr wake
was son Paul Berton, now editor-in-chief of tbc London Free Press.
His description of what peace and quiet represented for his father
when he was home on a typical day: "Eight children, 14 grandchildren, a dozen relatives, half a dozen friends, two or three
strangers, four crying babies, children playing the piano badly,
teenagers playing the stereo loudly, three dogs, six cats, four ger-
bils, eight fish, one budgie, three horses, one raccoon, a leaky roof,
an overflowing toilet, a broken washing machine, a messy kitchen,
a ringing telephone, a pool party and the clack-clack-clack of a
beaten-up typewriter."
Ego? What would you say about a shy man named Pierre who
named his six children, one adopted one and a foster child;
Pamela, Peter, Paul, Patricia, Penny, Peggy-Ann, Perri - and Eric,
When Gordon Sinclair died in 1984, I succeeded him on Front
Page Challenge, the longest-running show ever on CBC, where
Pierre was the star for its 38-year run and I sat in the chair beside
him for the last ten years before the CBC stupidly expired it.
Things were never dull on Funny Page Challenge. One night the
mystery guest was to be Winston Churchill's daughter, who had a
reputation of liking the gargle. She arrived an hour before rhe
show, completely plastered, tottering around on her stilettos. The
panicked backroom crew took her into a room, poured gallons of
coffee into her and thought she had sobered up. Unwisely, they left
the room for a few minutes. She was later retrieved, standing out
in the middle of Yonge Street, Toronto's main drag, directing traffic.
Pierre was fearless. In 1971, fat little Dave Barrett from the gritty East End of Vancouver with his ndp overthrew the 20-year reign
of Wacky Bennett's Social Credit. Throughout the politically-cor-
rect campaign, ihe P>C press - rhis innocent being one of the culprits - never once mentioned his religion.
Once elected, we proudly proclaimed that he was "the first
Jewish premier in Canadian history." Pierre wrote a very angry letter to the Globe and Mail, pointing out that Canada's press was
doing what Hitler tried to do: make "Jew" a dirty word. We don't
talk about being "Canadianish," Dave Barrett wasn't "Jewish." He
was a Jew. 1 shrunk in shame when 1 read that letter-to-the-editor.
John Turner and I each year would drive up to Kleinburg and
we three UBC grads, little town Kleinburg having one wonderful
French restaurant, would have a hilarious lunch of lies and gossip.
In 2003, we set a date, but Pierre phoned. His heart problem had
advanced and, he said, he was not to drink for two months, and he
wasn't going to sit watching Foth and Turner get drunk while he
sat alone. We arranged another date.
We were arranging the 2004 date, but it was too late. How
strange, that the most famous grad of UBC might turn out to be
the 51 per cent BA rather than a former prime minister. ♦
Allan Fotheringham BA'54, writes a weekly sy?idicated column in y 1
papers from Halifax to Vancouver Island and is writing three books,
the last one his memoirs, in which he is going to tell the truth.
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THE UNIVERSITY  OF  BRrTISH COLUMBIA
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CHANCELLOR AND CONVOCATION SENATORS
In response to the 2004 call for nominations, the University has received
two nominations for Chancellor (one position) and 15 nominations for
Convocation Senator (11 positions). UBC alumni, current senators, and faculty
members are entitled to vote in these elections, which will be held from
February 14, 2005 to April 27, 2005.
More detailed information on each candidate and the election is available
online at www.students.ubc.ca/elections.
You may cast your vote online by using the WebVote system, or by
submitting a paper ballot to Enrolment Services.
VOTING ONLINE
Alumni may vote online at www.students.ubc.ca/elections. Your UBC
student number is your username, and your most recent year of graduation
is your password. Your student number is printed on the mailing label for
7rer< Magazine. Otherwise, you may calf Enrolment Services weekdays from
8:00 am to 4:00 pm to obtain your number.
MAIL-IN BALLOTS
A paper ballot is included in this edition of Trek, or is available by contacting
Enrolment Services. Paper ballots must be returned to Enrolment Services by
mail, courier or fax no later than April 27, 2005.
Please note that the Trek paper ballots-although held in strict confidence by
Enrolment Services' elections staff-are not secret to the ballot counter due
to verification requirements. For a secret ballot, please vote online or contact
us for a sealed paper ballot.
If you have voted online, please do not also send in a paper ballot, as it will
be discarded.
RESULTS
Results for both elections will be announced in May.
CANDIDATES FOR
CHANCELLOR OF THE
UNIVERSITY
BIKKAR S. LALLI
Degrees
8A (Honors) (Punjab, 1948), MA (Punjab,
1949), PhD (Brit. Col., 1966)
Occupation
Retired Professor of Mathematics and
Statistics, University of Saskatchewan
Offices Held
Head of the Department; Chair, Promotion
and Tenure Appeal Panel, University of
Saskatchewan Saskatoon
Member, Executive Committee of the
University Council
Member, University Review Committee
Member, Nominations Committee Chair,
Nomination Committee of College of Arts
and Science
Member of many other University and
College committees
Publications
Expertise in the area of Analysis. Over 150
published, research articles in national and
international scholarly journals. One paper
accepted for publication in April, 2004.
Professional/Business Interests
Visiting Scholar at: Aeadernia Sinica
(Taipei, Taiwan, 1988 and 1993); University
of Petroleum and Minerals Dahran (Saudi
Arabia, 1989); Flinders University (Adelaide,
1990): Punjab University, Chandigarh (India,
1988); Tata Institute of Fundamental
Research, Bangalore (1993); Indian Institute
of Technology Madras (1982). Invited Lectures (selected): World Congress of
Nonlinear Analysis (WCNA), Orlando, Florida
(July, 2004), Key-note address: Conference by
Academy of Sciences Kiev (Ukraine 1992), Bulgaria (1992), Bratislava (1993), Brno (Czechoslovakia, 1985); Athens (Greece 1973); Institute
of Aeronautics (Beijing, China, 1991), Shandong Univ. of Oceanography (Quintau, China
1991); Hong Kong University (1991); National
University of Singapore (1988,1993); Trinity
University at San Antonio (1988); Wichita State
University (1988); World Congress of Nonlinear
Analysis 1992 Tampa Florida; George Washington University (1993); Indian Mathematical Society Annual Meeting, Puna (1988); University
of New South Wales (Sydney Australia 1990);
Universities in India (Punjab, Delhi, Mathiar,
Coimbatore, Hyderabad).
Presentations at international conferences:
Szeged (Hungary, 1993); Dundee Scotland,
1984); Brussels (1973); Mysore (1982); Barcelona (Spain, 1991); Budapest (Hungary, 1985);
Democritus Univ. of Thrace, Greece (1987);
Univ, of Texas Pan American (1990), Equadiff
1985, Brno (Czechoslovakia), Equadiff 1992,
Barcelona (Spain),
Research Supervision and Research Grants:
Successful supervision of a number of MSc
and PhD theses; External expert at various
thesis defences; Research Referee for
international journals
Grants received: NSERC (1968 to 1995)
and University of Saskatchewan, President's
Research Fund.
UBC Convocation Senator and member of
three subcommittees of the Senate: Appeal
committee on Academic Standing, Nomination
committee and Election committee.
Volunteer with BC CEAS (Coalition to Eliminate Abuse of Seniors), give presentations to
community groups and organizations; volunteer with BC Security Commission to warn seniors against Internet fraud and identity theft;
radio talks on behalf of People's Law School
(violence against women and elder abuse),
run a computer lab for seniors; volunteer with
VIRSA, Alliance Against Youth Violence.
Statement
The role of educational institutions is to challenge, stimulate, and stretch the minds and
hearts of its students so that they become
agents of change, leadership, creativity, and
compassion in a multicultural society. My
experience of being the first child from our
village to go to school has shaped my passion
to assist others in attaining their educational
dreams. With increases in the cost of education coupled with the need for a post-secondary degree for 70% of all new jobs, we
must ensure that there is equitable access to
quality education for all. We must also support research and collaboration since it leads
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to innovation and strengthens teaching. My
experience as a visiting scholar in Australia,
China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany,
Greece, Hungary, India, Japan, Singapore, and
Ukraine can be useful in building bridges with
institutions from around the world. I believe
that a Chancellor can be an active ambassador
between the university and the communities
it serves.
ALLAN MCEACHERN
Degrees
BA (Brit. Col., 1949), LLB (Brit. Col.,1950), LLD
(Brit. Col., Honoris Causa, 1990)
Current Occupation; Lawyer, Fasken Martineau
DuMoulin
Offices Held
Chancellor and member of the Senate and
Board of Governors of the University of British
Columbia (2002-Present)
Peter J. Wall Institute for Advanced Learning,
(2001-2003)
Douglas McKay Brown Professor in Law, UBC
for 2000-2001 academic year: Distinguished
fellow
Chief Justice, Court of appeal for BC (1988);
Retired as Chief Justice, Court of Appeal For
BC (2001). Chief Justice, Supreme Court of BC
(1979-1988)
Bencher, Law Society of British Columbia
Executive Member, Vancouver and Canadian
Bar Associations
President and Commissioner, Canadian
Football League 1967-1968
Professional and Business Interests
As Chief Justice of Supreme Court of BC initiated Rule changes to establish Family Law Division, and Rules providing for Summary Trial
procedure under which 50% of all superior
court trials are now conducted.
As Chief Justice of Supreme Court of BC, established Inns of Court program in 1981 where
judges and senior lawyers meet regularly with
young lawyers for lectures and dinners with a
view to enhancing professionalism. This program is continuing and I continue to participate as a Session Leader.
As Chief Justice of BC directed arrangements
for Internet homepage and publication of
all court decisions on Internet (the first
Canadian Provincial Superior Court to do so).
See www.courts.gov.bc.ca.
As Chief Justice of BC, principal author and
editor of Compendium of Judges and Law
(to make the law understandable to the
public [see "Compendium" button on above
Court homepage])
As Chief Justice of 8C was first Canadian Judge
to establish private Internet homepage to answer public's questions about the legal system.
Wrote numerous Court Annual Reports, and
Practice Directions on matters such as court
jurisdiction, mortgage foreclosures, and contempt of court.
Organized and chaired International Conference in Vancouver in May 2001 to celebrate
the 300th anniversary of the Act of Settlement
that established judicial independence.
Appointed to Douglas McKay Brown Q.C.
Chair as Professor of Law at UBC Faculty of
Law (2001-2002) and Distinguished Fellow
at Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Learning
at UBC (2001 -2002) (Required to resign
both paid Chairs upon election as
unpaid Chancellor).
Leader of delegation of judges and lawyers to
Taiwan to advise judges, lawyers, and academics on Canadian adversarial system (February,
2002).
Co-chaired establishment in 2002 of third-
year, 4-credit course on Trial Advocacy at UBC
Faculty of Law where I am a organizing and
participating instructor.
Frequent contributor to Continuing Legal
Education Conferences and Seminars and
co-author of chapter on Professionalism in
recently published Continuing Legal Education
Society Book on Trial Practice.
Statement
I was nominated by the Alumni Association
for Chancellor in 2002. I am honoured to be
nominated again by the Alumni for a second
term beginning in 2005. I am an alumnus: (BA
1949, LLB 1950, Honourary LLD 1990).
I practiced law until 1979 and then I served
for 22 years as Chief Justice. I retired from the
Court in 2001. I now practice law.
I am also on the Board of Governors and
Senate. 1 have gained much experience by
serving on many important committees.
In my present term I will preside at 93 graduation ceremonies, and I now shake hands with
every graduate. This has been a real pleasure.
These are exciting times at UBC. Many
important projects are underway. For continuity, the President has asked me to stand for
re-election. I am happy to do so.
I believe UBC is a great University. 1 hope to
continue to contribute. CANDIDATES
FOR CONVOCATION
SENATOR
PAT BRADY
Degree
BEd-Secondary Education (Brit. Col. 1966)
Current Occupation
Teacher
Offices Held
Member and Executive Member, Totem Park
Residences, UBC, 1964-66
Adjutant, UBC Officer Training Corps, 1964-66
Commanding Officer #2618 Rocky Mountain
Rangers Cadet Corps and Rocky Mountain
Rangers Militia Company 1967-76
Commissioner, Prince George Recreation
Commission, 1985-89
Director, Fraser-fort George Regional District,
1987-89
Alderman, City of Prince George, 1985-89
Member, Interior University Society, 1987-89
Director, Fraser-Fort George Regional Museum,
1987-89
Executive Member, Royal Canadian Legion
(Aldergrove)
Vice-President, Council of Senior Citizens Associations of BC
Professional and Business Interests
President, BC Teachers' Federation, 1977-79
Deputy Minister of Education Advisory Committee (BC) 1977-80
Director, Canadian Teachers' Federation,
1978-83
President, Canadian Teachers' Federation,
1981-82
Chair, CTF International Development Trust
Fund, 1982-83
Canadian Delegate to the World Confederation of the Organizations of the Teaching Profession, Lagos (1977), Jakarta (1978), Brasilia
(1980) and Montreaux (1982)
Member, Canadian National Committee for
the "Hilroy Awards," 1979-82
Canadian teachers' representative,
International Assistance, 1981 and 1983
(Morges, Switzerland)
Chair, Canadian delegation to the International Labour Organization (Geneva), 1982
Member, W.R. Long International Development Committee, BCTF, 1982-88
Resource person, S.E. Asia Teachers'
Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1983
President Prince George District Teachers'
Association, 1984-86
President BC Retired Teachers' Association
Vice President, Canadian Association of
Retired Teachers
UBC Convocation Senator, 1993-2004 and
member of committees on Teaching Evaluation, Continuing Education, Post-Secondary
Liaison, and the Senate Review Committee
Statement
My experiences prior to becoming a member
ofthe UBC Senate in 1993 has enabled me to
participate actively in the affairs of the
University from the outset of my first term.
I have maintained that participation at the
regular meetings of Senate and through
committee work on the "Teaching and Learning Committee," the "Continuing Education
Committee," the "Post-Secondary Liaison
Committee," and particularly with the "Senate
Review Committee" (which will be reporting
to Senate in 2005).
Access to post-secondary education is becoming more and more difficult. In my role as
a public school teacher, I encouraged my
Students to capitalize on their abilities and to
pursue their educational goals after graduation. I will continue to promote policies that
will enable more students to gain access to
UBC (whether on or off the campus) and to
take advantage of the excellent educational
opportunities that our university affords.
As a Convocation Senator, I believe that I have
offered perspectives which may not be as
evident to those who are on staff at UBC and
am prepared to continue to offer my service
to the University, its students, and my fellow
graduates for an additional term.
LICA CHUI
Degree
MD (Brit. Col. 1999)
Current Occupation
Physician
Offices Held
Chief Resident, Department of
Ophthalmology, Dalhousie University 2003
Student Senator, UBC 1993-1999
Director, Alma Mater Society 1993-1995
Vice-President, Alma Mater Society 1996-1997
Resident representative. Council of Provincial
Affairs, Canadian Ophthalmological Society
2002-2004
Youth Ambassador Chinese Canadian
Association of Public Affairs 1994-1995
Finance Officer and First Year Representative,
Pharmacy Undergraduate Society, 1992-1993
First Year Representative, Science
Undergraduate Society, University of British
Columbia Sept. 1991-May 1992
Publications
Chui L, Fraser T, Hoar K, LaRoche GR. Negative
Predictive Value of a Nova Scotia Vision.
Screening Program Aimed at Children Aged 3-
4 Years Old. Journal of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus.
2004 December, Vol. 8 (6): 566-570.
Milne A, Chui L, Mishra A, Maxner C: Unilateral Hypoplasia of the Trigeminal Ganglion.
In press.
Kozousek V, Chui L, Dunbar P for the Nova
Scotia Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Group.
Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy in Nova
Scotia. In prep,
Chui L, Fraser T, Hoar K, LaRoche GR: Outcome
Analysis of a Nova Scotia Vision Screening
Program for Children Aged 36-48 Months.
Can J Ophthalmol, Vol. 38, No.2, 2003,
Abstract P-24.
Chui L, Clarke DB, Sangalang VE, Vandorpe
R, MacNeill J: Pulsating Exophthalmos Caused
by Orbital Roof Arachnoid Diverticulum, Can
J Ophthalmol, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2002, Abstract
P-32.
Kozousek V, Chui L, Dunbar P for the Nova
Scotia Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Group:
Pilot Community Population-Based Screening
Program for Diabetic Retinopathy. Can J Ophthalmol, Vol.37, No. 2, 2002, Abstract A-41.
Chui L, Dunbar P, Kozousek V for the Nova
Scotia Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Group:
Outcome Analysis of a Pilot Community Population-Based Screening Program for Diabetic
Retinopathy. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002
43:E-Abstract4386.
Professional and Business Interests
Canadian Ophthalmological Society
Atlantic Provinces Ophthalmological Society
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
of Canada
Medical Society of Nova Scotia
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Association for Research in Vision
and Ophthalmology
Sigma Tau Chi, University of British Columbia
Statement
As a convocation senator, I wish to be a
voice for UBC's alumni and community
partners at the academic table. A university's
role in education has changed over time. It is
important to have good dialogue between the
Winter Trek 2005 27 academic centre and its stakeholders.
During my student days, I was a student
representative to the Senate from 1993 to
1999.1 was part of the Science, Pharmacy, and
Medical Undergraduate Societies. In 1995, I
had the honour of being elected Vice President to the AMS,
Since then, I completed my ophthalmology
residency at Dalhousie University and am
currently pursuing a medical retina fellowship
at the Josiin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of
Harvard Medical School. In July 2005, I return
to the Lower Mainland to begin my practice.
Hence, it is a great privilege to participate
once again in university affairs. Should you
have any questions, please feel free to email:
lica.chui@joslin.harvard.edu. Thank you.
CHRIS GORMAN
Degrees
BA (Brit. Col. 1999), Diploma in Tech, Business
Administration (Hons.) (BCIT 2001)
Current Occupation
Insurance Claims Examiner, Commonwealth
Insurance Company
Offices Held
UBC Student Senator, member of the Senate
Library Committee, the Appeals on Academic
Discipline Committee, Tributes Committee,
and the Presidential Advisory Committee for
the Selection of a Vice-President, Academic
and Provost.
Director, Alma Mater Society
Director of Communications, UBC Young
Alumni Network
Director, Royal Commonwealth Society, Mainland of British Columbia Branch
Member, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Community Policing Committee, Abbotsford
Professional and Business Interests
Canadian Institute of Management
Insurance Institute of British Columbia
Insurance Institute of Canada
First student delegate to the Association of
Commonwealth Universities, Ottawa, ON,
16th Quinquennial Congress
Statement
If elected, this will be my fourth term on
Senate and my first representing Convocation. Between 1996 and 1999, I served three
consecutive one-year terms as a student
representative.
UBC faces important and exciting challenges
that will profoundly impact our provincial.
national, and international communities.
The development of UBC Okanagan presents
academic opportunities requiring careful consideration by Senate. UBC's ability to attract
and retain outstanding students and faculty
also requires special attention by Senate,
TREK 2010, UBC's strategic vision, witl guide
the University's future direction, UBC is now
an international university seeking to be an
excellent global citizen that promotes the
values of civil society. It is imperative Senate
contribute to this vision. UBC Senators must
work to make Senate a centre of debate for
ali academic matters.
I am committed to protect, preserve, and
further develop the high academic standards
expected from a university with UBC's outstanding international reputation.
chrisgorman@shaw.ca
SEAN HAFFEY
Degrees
BA (Brit Col.1990); MA (Dalhousie 1991), MBA
(Victoria 1998)
Occupation
Owner/Consultant, Wine Matters,
Vancouver, BC
Offices Held
UBC Convocation Senator and Member of
the Senate Committees on Academic Policy,
Liaison with Post-secondary Institutions, and
Student Awards 2004 to Present
Phi Delta Theta Chapter Advisory Board,
University of British Columbia 1998 to Present
Director, Australian Wine Appreciation Society
ofVancouver 1998 to Present
Student Senator and Senate Committee
Member, University of Victoria 1996 to 1998
Student Senator and Senate Committee
Member, Dalhousie University 1990 to 1991
Student Senator and Senate Committee
Member, UBC 1988 to 1989
Other Professional/Business Interests
I currently operate my own wine consulting company, providing product selection,
training, and other wine-related services to
companies and individuals.
Past work in the areas of liquor policy and
licensing, economic development, international relations, and legislative affairs in the
BC and federal public sectors, along with work
overseas in the public and private sectors.
Statement
UBC students, administrators, and faculty
come and go, but the alumni are here forever.
(Hopefully!) If re-elected as a Convocation
senator, I will continue to demand sensible decision-making in the Senate and to help create
a better future for U8C.
Senate is UBC's highest academic body and no
one at the University should be taking it for
granted. Senate's role may have changed since
my days as a student senator, but the Convocation senator's job is the same: to leave UBC
better off. That's how I see the job.
Vote for me for re-election if you believe that
UBC will benefit from a strong alumni voice
in Senate. I bring my experience working with
private, public, and not-for-profit organizations. I believe that co-operation is more
effective than confrontation, but that does
not mean that I will hesitate to defend UBC's
long-term interests.
Please feel free to contact me at
shaffey@hotmail.com.
WENDY A. KING
Degrees
BA (Brit. Col. 1991), LLB (Brit. Col. 1994), LLM
(London School of Econ. 1996), MBA (Columbia 2003)
Current Occupation
Lawyer, Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd.
Offices Held
Director, Vancouver Club
Director, Ballet BC
Member, Vancouver Board of Tr3de Provincial
Budget Task Force
Director, The Endeavour of the Benefit of Arts,
Sciences and Health Society
Director, Pacific Club
Director/Solicitor, The Summit Foundation
Director, The Highbury Foundation
Member, Board of Governors, UBC
Student Senator, UBC
Publication
"International Tax Planning from a Canadian
Perspective," Offshore Investment Conference,
March 2001 {with Otto-Hans Novak).
Professional and Business Interests
Corporate / Commercial Law
Statement
I obtained both my undergraduate degree and
my law degree from UBC in 1991 and 1994
respectively. During that time I spent most of
my extracurricular time involved in activities at
the University: I served on the Student Council,
was Chair of the Student Caucus at the Senate,
28 Trek Winter 2005 and was a student representative to the Board
of Governors, In 1994,1 began my legal career,
first as a tax lawyer, and most recently as
Senior Legal Counsel at Weyerhaeuser. During
these years, I have also had the opportunity to
attend universities in other countries, earning
an LLM from the University of London and an
MBA from Columbia University, in New York.
Given my multi-layered previous involvement
with UBC and my exposure to educational
institutions in other countries, I fee! I will be
able to bring a useful and unique perspective
to the Senate.
STANLEY B. KNIGHT
Degrees
BEd (Brit. Col. 1962), MEd (West Wash. 1967),
PhD (Oregon 1971)
Current Occupation
International Education and Training
Consultant and Designer of Online
Education Programs
Offices Held
Deputy Chairperson, Immigration and Refugee
Board of Canada
UBC Convocation Senator and Vice-Chair of
Senate
Director, UBC Alumni Association
President, MOSAIC
President, Vancouver Refugee Council
Executive, UBC Big Block Club
Professional and Business Interests
I have over 30 years of experience in education, business, and government service in
Canada, the USA, Australia, Hong Kong, and
the Middle East. My work as an International
Adjunct Faculty Member in Australia has
included the design and teaching of online
graduate-level courses in "Online Education
and Globalization" and several programs for
the AusAID / World Bank-Virtual Colombo
Plan on the use of online education and training programs in developing countries
Statement
I seek re-election to the Senate as 1 believe I
make a contribution and provide an important perspective on the University's continual
growth, global ambitions, and increased use
of educational technology. My Senate interests focus on the quality of undergraduate
programs, institutional accountability, and the
importance of developing an education environment that serves contemporary students. I
will continue to consult with fellow graduates
and value their counsel on many university
and community education issues.
Sbk18@hotmail.com
BIKKAR S. LALLI
Please see Dr. Lalli's entry for Chancellorship
DEAN LEUNG
Degree
BASc (Brit. Col. 1993)
Current Occupation
Director, Information Technology, Davis
& Company
Offices Held
Regional Vice President-Northwest,
International Legal Technology Association
UBC Convocation Senator and member of
the Senate Appeals on Academic Standing,
Academic Policy, Curriculum and University
Residence (ad-hoc) Committees
Founding Director Canadian Campus
Business Consortium
Director of Finance, Alma Mater Society
President, UBC Graduating Class Council
President, UBC Electrical Engineering Club
UBC Student Senator
Professional and Business interests
Member, Sigma Tau Chi
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Novell: Certified Netware Engineer, Certified
Network Administrator
Certified Citrix Administrator
Microsoft Certified Professional
Statement
Shortly after the start of my education at UBC,
I began to volunteer my time in the university
community. As identified above, this contribution continued during my undergraduate degree, while I worked on campus, and through
my transition into the business community.
This involvement includes participation in 12
campus committees including the Thunderbird
Winter Sports Centre, Advisory Committee on
Information Technology, and the Computing
and Communications Rates Committees. Over
the years, my work with academic institutions
and in businesses with international operations has reinforced the need for universities
to balance the requirements of the business
world while remaining true to the principles
of an academic institution.
With your support for my fourth term on the
UBC Senate, I hope to continue to volunteer
my time and to help guide the future direction
of the UBC community by reinforcing the need
for graduates to be well balanced individuals:
with academics, community involvement, and
business knowledge.
TIMOTHY LO
Degrees
BSc (Hons) (Brit. Col. 1991), LLB (Brit. Col. 1995)
Occupation
Lawyer / Patent and Trademark Agent
Offices Held
UBC Convocation Senator
Adjunct Professor, UBC Faculty of Law
Director, UBC Alumni Association
Member, Sigma Tau Chi
President, Alma Mater Society Foundation
Director of Finance, UBC Alma Mater Society
Secretary, AMS Student Administrative Commission
Professional/Business Interests
Registered patent agent
Registered trademark agent
Canadian Bar Association
Associate, Intellectual Property Institute
of Canada
Member, International Trademark Association
Statement
During my years at UBC, I always believed that
part of the university experience was getting
involved in student activities. As such, I got
involved with the Science Undergraduate Society and then the AMS. After holding various
positions within the AMS, I was elected as an
AMS executive.
Even after graduating with science and law
degrees, I continued to be involved with UBC.
I have been a convocation senator for the past
nine years, been on the Alumni Association
Board of Directors, and have taught a class in
the Faculty of Law as an adjunct professor for
the last five years.
I wish to continue giving back to my alma
mater and will continue representing the
interests of all alumni if you allow me the
honour of being elected for another term as
Convocation Senator.
ROBERT LOWE
Degrees
BA (Brit. Col. 1965), MA (Simon Fraser 1969)
Current Occupation
Academic Vice-President Emeritus, Kwantlen
University College
Offices Held
President, Fraser Valley University Society,
1992-1998
Winter Trek 2005 29 Secretary Treasurer and Director, Kekinow
Native Housing Society, 1991 to present
Director, Kekinow Cultural and Educational
Society, 1992-2000
President, BC Council for Leadership in
Education, 1985-86
Director, BC Council for Leadership in
Education, 1980-86
Director, Canadian Council of Teachers of
English, 1982-85
Section Chair, Colleges and Institutes, Lower
Mainland, United Way, 1986
Editor, The Prouty Report, (The Status of English Teaching in Canada), 1984
Editor, Event Magazine -Journal of Contemporary Arts, 1974-1976
President and Chair of the Board, Third
Age Learning, Kwantlen University College,
2000-02
UBC Convocation Senator, 1992 to present
Publications
"The Need for a University in the Fraser Valley:
A Case Study of Educators," R. Lowe and S.
Shilliday, January, 1995.
"Liberal Arts Degrees," Discourse, Volume 1,
Number 2, Spring 1996. "Literacy Policy & the
Value of Literacy for Individuals," Third National Literacy Conference, Winnipeg, 1996.
"Assessment of the Language Arts," Fourth
National Literacy Conference, Winnipeg, 1998.
"A Modest Proposal"(A proposal for sharing
degree responsibilities), Kwantlen Degree Net,
Spring, 1996,
"Liberal Education," Kwantlen Degree Net,
Spring, 1996.
"Changing Lives, Changing Perspectives,"
presented Spring 2001, Third Age Learning,
Kwantlen University College.
Professional and Business Interests
Historical Research-Currently writing a book
on the Bridge River Region
Member, Burnaby Historical Society (Member
of the standing Scholarship Committee)
Aboriginal Issues Related to Language Loss
and Culture (Have longitudinal research
project currently underway with an urban
native population of approximately 600)
Member, Canadian Association of
Retired Persons (CARP)
Member, Third Age Learning, Kwantlen
University College (Educational programs
for seniors)
Prospecting (Hold a BC Free Miner's License)
Statement
I have been a Convocation Senator since 1992
and I am seeking re-election for one more
term. During my time on Senate I have served
on several Committees of Senate such as the
Post-secondary Articulation Committee
(member and Vice-chair) and the Curriculum
Committee. I am currently a member of the
Senate Committee on Student Appeals on
Academic Discipline. I have been a member
of this Committee since 1998 and if re-elected
I would like to continue to be a member of
this Committee. Since retiring after 35 years
of service at all levels of the BC educational
systems I have continued to stay involved as
a volunteer with educational activities such
as being a Convocation Senator and another
term would allow me to continue contributing
to the institution that played a major role in
my professional career.
ANN PICARD MCAFEE
Degrees
BA (Brit, Col. 1962), MA (Brit. Col, 1967), PhD
(Brit, Col. 1975)
Current Occupation
Co-Director of Planning and Director of City
Plans, City of Vancouver
Offices Held
City of Vancouver Representative, UBC Official
Community Plan Committee
Chair, Board of Trustees, Vancouver Hospital
and Health Sciences Centre
President, UBC Alumni Association
Editorial Board, Ubyssey Student Newspaper
Visiting Instructor at many national and
international universities
Publications
Many, topics include city planning and housing
development
Professional and Business Interests
City Planning
Canadian Institute of Planners
Lambda Alpha International (Urban Land
Economics Society)
Statement
University students benefit from a diverse
array of learning opportunities both in and
outside the classroom. My background brings
experience and understanding of UBC's
mission and traditions and of the broader city
and world context in which UBC operates:
• Undergraduate (BA) and graduate studies
(MA and PhD) at UBC
■ Participation in UBC athletics and student
activities
• Exposure to other Canadian and
international universities
• Understanding of Arts and professional
faculties (Planning, Education, Commerce,
and Medicine)
■ President of the UBC Alumni Association
■ UBC representative on the Vancouver
Hospital Board of Trustees
■ Co-Director of Planning for the City of
Vancouver and volunteer work in China,
South East Asia, Mexico, and Europe contribute an understanding of areas from which
UBC draws students
In standing for the Senate I wish to continue
to contribute to the quality of education
provided by UBC.
BILL MCNULTY
Degrees
BPE (Brit. Col. 1968), MPE (Brit. Col. 1970), MA
(Brit. Col. 1983)
Current Occupation
Educator, Magee Secondary School, Vancouver
Offices Held
Member of UBC Senate 1990-2005, Admission
Committee 1993-1999, Appeals on Academic
Standing 1994-1996, Senate Extra-Curricular
Activities Committee, 1990-, Member, Senate
Committee on University Residences, 1992-
President Alumni Association 1986-1987
Alumni Activities 1984-,
Chair, Alumni Activities Advisory Committee,
1983-1984
1968 Class Representative, Physical Education
Division, 1984-1986
Men's Athletic Representative, Division
Council, 1983-1984
One of three Divisions Counsel Representatives, Board of Management 1983-1984
Member, Alumni Executive Committee,
1984-1989
Member, Executive Committee By-Laws
Committee, 1984-1985
Member Executive Committee's Planning
Committee, 1984-1987
Alumni Liaison, Member Counselling
Psychology Division, 1984-1985
Alumni Liaison, Member, Special Education
Endowment Fund and Appeal, 1985-1986
Vice-President, Alumni Association, 1985-1986
Chair, Alumni Activities Council, 1985-1986
Member, Nominating Committee, UBC Alumni,
1985-1987
Chair, Publication Board Alumni Association,
1986-1987
Chair, Chancellor Selection Committee,
1986-1987
30 Trek Winter 2005 Member, Sherwood Lett Scholarship
Association Executive 1983-1989
Member, University Athletic Council, 1985-91
Member, President's Advisory Committee on
Development Policy, 1986-1987
Member, President's Task Force to Review the
Office ofthe Registrar, 1987
Chair, University Athletic Council, 1987-1992;
Chair, UBC Alumni Past Presidents Council, 1987-88
Trustee, Wesbrook Society, 1987-Present;
Chair, Branches, Board of Management,
1988-1989
Member, President's Task Force to Review UBC
Athletics and Sport Services, 1987
Member, Wesbrook and Thunderbird
Societies 1981-Present; Pacesetter Volunteer,
"World of Opportunity" - President's Fund
Campaign 1989-
Member, President's Advisory Committee on
University Space Allocations, 1992-Richmond
City Councillor, 1993-2005
President, British Columbia School Counsellors'
Association 1981-1983
Member, Wesbrook Society 1982-Present,
Chairman, UBC Alumni Advisory Activities
Committee, 1983-1984
Member, Thunderbird Society, UBC, 1982-
Member, Richmond Municipality Sports Advisory Council, 1983-2005
Member Rotary Club of Richmond A.M.,
1988-Present
Member, Richmond Chamber of Commerce,
1986-2001
Director, Canadian Olympic Association,
1980-1987
Trustee, BC Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
2001-2004.
Publications
McNulty, W.B. "A Case Study of Progressive
Reinforcement Training Upon Performance in
Running." Master's Thesis, University of British
Columbia, November 1970.
McNulty, W.B, "Adolescents' Career Aspirations and Expectations: The Influence of
Gender, Grade and Locus of Control," Master's
Thesis, University of British Columbia, March
1983.
McNulty, Bill "Strategies to Encourage Girls
in Science." First National Conference for
Women in Science, Engineering and Technology. SWIS, (May 1983), pp143-148.
McNulty, Bill. "Non Sexist Counselling." In
Satus of Women, BCTF (May-June 1984), 12.
McNulty, Bill. "Checklist of Teaching Strategies
for Encouraging Females in Mathematics and
Science Class." BC Science Teacher, 26:1 (1984),
27-31.
McNulty, William B. & William A. Borgen.
"Career Expectations and Aspirations of Adolescents" Journal of Vocational Behavior, 33
(1988), 217-224.
McNulty, Bill. Magee 57th Anniversary, Richmond, New Leaf Publishing, 1989.
McNulty, Bill & Radcliff, Ted. Canadian Athletics 1839-1992, Richmond, New Leaf Publishing, 1992.
McNulty, Bill & Radcliff, Ted. The Legend of
the Inter-High 1903-1995, Richmond, New
Leaf Publishing, 1995
McNulty, Bill & McNulty, Christine. Peerless
Percy: The Story of Canada's Greatest Sprinting
Legend- Percy Williams. August 1998.
Statement
I am again seeking your support for the position of Convocation Senator. This position
plays an extremely important role in connecting the alumni with the University. I represent
a balance on Senate between the University
and the business and education communities.
I believe I am able to contribute to the bigger
picture with a vision of where UBC is headed
in the twenty-first century. As a Senator and
an advocate for students, it is important that
all perspectives are recognized. As a person
actively involved in the community and in the
secondary schools, I bring a realistic approach
with regard to admissions and student affairs.
The academic community needs to continually
keep abreast with the changes in the business
and government sectors.
With your support, we can ensure that UBC
remains one of the leading institutions in
Canada in the areas of research, technology
and academic studies.
BERNIE SIMPSON, CM.
Degrees
BA (Brit. Col. 1964), BSW (Brit. Col. 1965), LLB
(Brit.Col. 1968)
Current Occupation
Lawyer
Offices Held:
Lt-Gov, in Council Senator, UBC
Member of the Legislative Assembly of
British Columbia
Member of the Order of Canada
Executive Member, UBC Alumni Association
Executive Member, UNICEF
Executive member of the Canadian
Jewish Congress
Chairperson, Mayor's Campaign for
Famine Relief
Chairperson, Canadian Cancer Society
Campaign, Vancouver Division
Professional and Business Interests
Practicing member of the legal profession for
the last 35 years
Founding Member of Trial Lawyers
Association of B.C.
Statement
UBC has the distinction of being one of the
finest universities in the world. However, many
qualified students have been denied admission
as a result of the lack of financial resources. In
some faculties, the academic qualifications are
set at such a high standard that many qualified students are excluded.
Many of the leaders in business and the professions who graduated from UBC in the past
would have been excluded from admission to
UBC because they did not meet the academic
qualifications.
The unrealistic entrance qualifications is as a
result of lack of government funding and in
some cases lack of personal financial resources.
This is an issue that the Senate must continue
to focus on.
Another area of concern is giving the students
a greater voice through their elected student
Senators. Time should be set-aside at each senate meeting for student senators to specifically
address the senate as to the student's concern,
berniesimpson@telus.net
DES VERMA
Degrees
BSc (Punjab 1949), BSc (Hons) (Punjab 1951),
MSc (Punjab 1952), MEd (Brit. Col, 1968)
Current Occupation
Retired Teacher
Offices Held
UBC Convocation Senator
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Professional and Business Interests
Member American Association of Physics
Teachers (AAPT)
Charter Member BC Chapter of AAPT
Member BC Science Teachers' Association
Member BC Mathematics
Teachers Association
Charter Member Phi Delta Kappa,
Kamloops Chapter
Member UBC Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa
Member Investigation Committee of BCTF
Winter Trek 2005 31 2005 BALLOT FOR CHANCELLOR
AND CONVOCATION SENATORS
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Chancellor
One person is elected by and from the Convocation to
serve as the University Chancellor.
Vote for one candidate only in the boxes
provided below;
ODr. Bikkar S, Lalli
J Dr. Allan McEachern
Convocation Senator
Eleven persons are elected by and from the Convocation to serve as Convocation representatives to Senate.
Vote for up to eleven candidates in the boxes
provided below:
O Mr. Pat Brady
O Dr, Lica Chui
0 Mr. Chris Gorman
O Mr. Sean Haffey
J Ms. Wendy A. King
ODr. Stanley B. Knight
P Dr. Bikkar S. Lalli
OMr. Dean Leung
OMr. Timothy Lo
O Mr. Robert Lowe
P Dr. Ann Picard McAfee
OMr. Bill McNulty
P Mr. Bernie Simpson CM.
O Mr. Des Verma
P Dr. Ronald Yaworsky
This ballot is considered valid when the
Enrolment Services verifies your voter eligibility
based on the personal information provided. If
you wish to vote via secret ballot, please vote online
at www.students.ubc.ca/elections or contact Enrolment Services at elect ions.in formation ©ubc.ca or
604.822.8777 for a sealed paper ballot.
Name: 	
Date of Birth: 	
Student Number (If known): 	
Degree(s) and Graduation Year(s):
Signature:
Date: 	
This ballot must be received before April 27, 2005 at:
UBC  Elections, UBC Enrolment Services
3jj£j 2016-1874 East Mall, Vancouver BCV6T1Z1
or fax to 604.822.S945
Member Federation Appeals Board
of BCTF
Member of the Executive of Kamloops
District Teachers Association (KDTA)
Second Vice-President of KDTA
Liaison Chairperson of KDTA
As a result of my long service to the
profession in Kamloops and BC the
Kamloops District Teachers' Association
honoured me by conferring on me Honorary Life Membership of the Kamloops
District Teachers' Association at the Annual General Meeting in 1986.
I was a member of the Appeal
Division of the Immigration and Refugee
Board of Canada from August 1988 to
April 1997. During my tenure a number
of decisions written by me were reported
in the Immigration LawReporter.
Member of the UBC Senate, as a Convocation Senator, since January 1993
Statement
After having taught for 35 years
across three continents, and having been
involved in various voluntary organizations, I have come to believe that it is
through secular education and secular
education alone, that a caring, concerned, and peaceful society can be es-
tablished. This belief of mine has become
more meaningful and vital in the light of
what happened on September 11, 2001.
Universities have a very important role
to play in finding long-term solutions to
the problems of terrorism and creating,
establishing, and perpetuating attitudes
and values in young men and women
which are conducive to peaceful, harmonious and plentiful living. Universities
should assist in replacing the culture of
fear with that of hope and love.
University is a place, which by its name
is supposed to create unity in diversity.
Under the recent happenings and the
reasons thereof, it has become all the
more important and urgent that universities play their role in producing students
who believe in, and practice secular
and democratic values. The harmonious
blend of academic excellence and human
values is what makes an institute unique,
I would like to see UB. offer a course in
Human Values as a prerequisite to graduation, as English 200 used to be at one
point in time.
RONALD YAWORSKY
Degrees
BASc (Windsor 1977), MEng (Brit. Col. 1984),
PhD (Brit. Col. 1994)
Current Occupation
Managing Partner, David Nairne + Associates Ltd. (Planners, Architects, Engineers and
Project Managers)
Offices Held
UBC Convocation Senator, 1983-1987 &
1996-2005; Chair, Senate Convocation Caucus
1996-2005; Chair, Senate Procedures and Rules
Committee, 1985-86; Member, Senate Budget
Committee, 1986-87 & 1996-1999; Member,
Senate Appeals to Academic Standing Committee, 1983-1987 & 1996-2005 (including
Chair ProTem); Member, Ad-hoc Senate
Committee on University Writing Requirements, 2000-05; Member, Senate Elections
Committee, 1999-2005; Member, UBC Presidential Search Committee, 1985; Representative, Graduate Student Council, 1983-1987;
Representative, Faculty of Graduate Studies Council, 1984-1987; National Director,
Canadian Water and Wastewater Association,
1987-88.
Professional and Business Interests
Member, Association of Professional Engineers
and Geoscientists of British Columbia; Member, Association of Professional Engineers,
Geologists and Geophysicists of the Northwest
Territories; Member, Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon Territory.
Statement
I feel strongly committed to the unique and
valuable role that we as Convocation Senators have on Senate. Unique because we are
"off campus" representatives and are outside
the sphere of traditional academia. Valuable,
because we bring our off-campus, "private
sector" perspective to Senate's deliberations.
Accordingly, my participation on Senate-
first as a graduate student representative
some 20 years ago and more recently, as a
member elected by the Convocation-has been
guided by my appreciation of the importance
of my function,
I look forward to continuing to be an active
participant in the policy-setting and the decision-making of Senate, and equally important
that of Senate Committees. 1 remain committed to continuing to fulfill the unique and
valuable role we have as Convocation Senators and see the next years as critical. As an
example, I see the current review of the role
of Senate as an extremely important initiative
that will allow us to renew the relevance of
Senate with vigour. Chronicle
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THE CHAN CENTRE
FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Tickets arc available at the Chan Centre
ticket office, or through Ticketmaster
(www.ticketmaster.ca or 604-180-3311).
For more information on events, please call
604-811-2.697 or visit
www.chancentrc.com.
University Singers
February j, noon & February 4, 8:00 pm
Forty-strong, prize-winning choir.
Thank You, Vancouver! Concert
Andrew Dawes (violin), with Jane Coop
(piano), the Borealis String Quartet and
UBC Chamber Strings
February j, 8:00 pm
Concert in recognition of Dawes" retirement from the UBC School of Music.
Beethoven, Mozart, Bach and a newly
commissioned work by Stephen Chatman.
Celebrate the Sublime
February 6, y.oo pm
CRC Radio Orchestra. Mario Bernardi
(conductor), Christopher Millard (bassoon J.
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble
February to, noon & February 11, 8:00
pm
Ben Heppner, tenor
February 11, 8:00 pm
"Mr. Heppner simply has no peers among
heldentenors at the moment." - James R.
Oestreich, The New York Times
Brave Old World
March 1, 8:00 pm
Brave Old World creates, performs, and
teaches klezmer and New Jewish music.
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
March ), 4 & 5, 8:00 pm, March 6, y.oo
pm
UBC Opera Ensemble, UBC Symphony
Orchestra, guest conductor tba. Sung in
Russian with English subtitles.
Three Singing Ladies of Rome
March 6, 8:00 pm
Nell Snaidas (soprano,!, Catherine Webster
(soprano,), Laura Pud well (mezzo-soprano,!.
Tragicomedia: Stephen Stubbs & Paul
O'Dette (lutes), Erin Headley (lirone), Alex
Weimann (harpsichord).
Ian Wright
March 11, 8:00 pm
Presentation by Ian Wright. Word traveller
for Globe Trekker (originally known as
Lonely Planet).
UBC Chamber Strings
March 18, 8:00 pm
Baroque, Classical, Romantic and
Contemporary music.
Hot House Flowers
March 2.0, j:oo pm
CBC Radio Orchestra. Alain Trudel (conductor), Julia Nolan(saxophone).
Stephen Lewis in Lecture
March 20, 8:00 pm
Presentation by humanitarian Stephen Lewis,
United Nations Secretary-Gen era Is Special
Envoy for hiv-aids in Africa.
Soweto Gospel Choir
March 26, 8:00 pm
The most exciting choir to emerge from
South Africa since Ladysmith Black
Mambazo.
A Blaze of Berlioz: Symphonie Funebre et
Triomphale
March 31 & April 1, 8:00 pm
Concert three of five celebrating the bicentennial of Berlioz's birth in 1803.
Scott St. John (violin) & Rena Sharon
(piano)
April 3, 3:00 pm
UBC Symphony Orchestra
April 7, 11 pm, April 8, 8:00 pm
Gala Operatic Tribute
April jo, 3:00 pm
CBC Radio Orchestra with Lyne Fortin
(soprano) and Phillipe Castagner {tenor).
Dawn Upshaw (soprano) & Richard
Goode (piano)
April 12, 8:00 pm
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
April ry & id, 8:00 pm
Featuring pre-eminent Bach pianist, Angela
Hewitt [conducting and performing).
Steven Isserlis (cello) & Stephen Hough
(piano)
April ij, y.oo pm
Arlo Guthrie
April ry, 8:00 pm
Arlo Guthrie's career exploded in ^67 with
the release of "Alice's Restaurant."
BELKIN ART GALLERY
For information contact the Belkin at
604-811-1759 / www.belkin-
gallery.ubc.ca or the Belkin Satellite at
604-687-3 v 74 / www.hcl k in-
gallery, u bc. ca/sa tel 1 i te.
Electrifying Art: Atsuko Tanaka 1954-
1970
An early figure in postwar Japanese art,
Tanaka is perhaps best known for creating the 1956 Electric Dress from cables
and light bulbs.
Substance over Spectacle:
Contemporary Canadian Architecture
April 7 -June s
MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY
For details on the following exhibits, and
on permanent collections and on-line
exhibits, visit the website at
www.moa.ubc.ca or call 604-811-5087.
Wearing Politics, Fashioning
Commemoration
Factory Printed Cloths in Ghana
UBC grad student Michelle Willard has
developed a collection of printed cloths
that the Ghanaians consider to be highly
significant. Her exhibit shows how these
cloths are worn in Ghana to proclaim
political loyalties and commemorate
important events.
Site to Sight: Imaging the Sacred
Students of Anthropology 43 1 have developed an exhibition of photographs that
examine bow and why we create sacred
spaces in our urban environment.
To Wash Away the Tears
A Memorial Potlatch Exhibit
Based on a memorial for Maggie Pointe
ofthe Musqueam Nation, the exhibit
includes a contemporary 14-foot West
Coast style canoe and its contents,
Dempsey Bob
The Art Goes Back to the Stories
Fourteen panels of text and photographs.
The exhibit also features three of this
wo rid-renowned Tahltan artist's most
recent bronze sculptures.
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
For tickets and event details, please contact 604-811-5574 / concerts® nter-
changc.ubc.ca.
34   Trek   Winter 2005 Atsuko Tanaka "Spring 1966" 1966 Enamel paint on canvas, plywood, mortar. Collection of Ashiya City Museum of Art and History. At the Belkin Gallery.
Wednesday Noon Hour Concerts
Recital Hail, $4
February
February zy. Works by Castelio, Uccclini,
Fonatana, Fescobaldi, Biber, Schmclzer and
Marais. Marc Destrube  (Baroque violin) Colin
Tilney  (harpischord/organ)
March
March 1: Jane Coop (Piano), Chopin
March 9: Schubert. Camile Churchfield (flute),
Christopher Millard (bassoon),
Kenneth Broadway (piano)
March 16: AK Coope (clarinet), Vern Griffiths
(percussion), Peggy Lee (cello), Allen Stiles
(piano), Rebecca Wbitling  (violin)
March 2y. UBC Faculty composers: William
Benjamin (cello & piano),
Dorothy Chang (solo flute), Stephen Chatman
(violin Sc piano),
Keith Hamel  (clarinet &c electronics), Bob
Pritchard  (piano & visuals)
Michael Tenzer (1 clarinets)
Recital Hall Concerts (Free)
February:
Friday ijf, noon: UBC Guitar Division
March:
Thursday $, noon: UBC Jazz Ensemble 11
Thursday 1 o & Friday 11. noon; Monday
14, noon & 8:00 pm: Percussion Festival
Monday zi, noon: UBC Student Composers
(premiering students' works)
Thursday 24, noon: Collegium .Musicum
(Medieval, Renaissance & Baroque)
Monday 2.8, noon: UBC Contemporary
Players and ImproLAB
Wednesday 30, noon: UBC Chinese Ensemble
April:
Friday 1, noon: UBC Contemporary Players
and improLAB
Monday 4, noon: UBC Student Composers
(premiering students' works)
Tuesday 5-, noon: Balinese Gamelan
Ensemble
Thursday 7, 8:00 pm: Collegium Musicum
Music at Main
Informal concerts organized and performed by
students. Dodson Room, Main Library, free
February 25 & March 18, noon
THEATRE
For more information about performances and
venues, visit the website at www.tbeatre.ubc.ca.
The Box Office is open in the Frederic Wood
Theatre Lobby from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Reserve tickets by calling 604-811-1678.
Arcadia
By Tom Stoppard
Frederic Wood Theatre, March 10-19
Transit Lounge
By Amiel Gladstone, Andreas Kahre, Conrad
Alexandrowics, Kendra Fanconi, Anosh Irani,
Maiko Bae Yamamoto, and Rachel Ditor
Telus Studio Theatre, April 7-16 ♦
Winter 2005  Trek  35 ==== alumni news
Network (YAN), Its sole reason for being is to
provide programs tailored to the needs of
recent grads. YAN has had a busy, exciting
year! Here are some highlights:
Be a Mentor!
During the fall term UBC alumni have been
busy sharing their career insights and experiences with current students who are making
decisions about their futures. In November,
more than 500 students attended the 5th
Annual Science Career Expo to hear 16 UBC
Science alumni speak a horn work and life
since UBC. On January 13, 11 Arts alumni
described their work experiences in a similar
program for 600 Arts students.
On March 1, we will revive our popular
.Mentor Lunches. Ten science grads will be
invited to meet with students in a business
lunch setting. The lunches help to expose students to potential careers and contacts, and
teach them the importance of networking.
We are looking for early- and mid-career
alumni working in the Lower Mainland to
help us with these events. If you would like
to be added to our roster of mentors, please
contact Dianna at yamentor@alumni.ubc.ca
or call 604-812-8917.
More Volunteer Opportunities
The Association relies on aiumni like you to
share your time and expertise. From leadership roles on the Association's board, to acting as a contact person for a regional network, ro mentoring students right here on
campus, we have plenty of opportunities for
you to get involved.
Right now, we need volunteers to sit on
our Awards Committee and our Scholarships
and Bursaries Committee. The Awards program recognizes outstanding graduates and
other members of the UBC community and
the committee meets two to three times a
year. The Scholarships and Bursaries
Committee is looking for people with a background in finance to help work with them on
monitoring and making recommendations on
the awards and on the trust endowment
accounts. This committee meets quarterly, if
you are interested in either of these commit-
Murderers abound at the Murder Mystery
night. Arezou Marzara, BA'04 waits for her
next victim,
tees, please email a short bio and outline why
you would like to get involved and the skills
you have to offer to Dianna DeBlaere Ladicos
at yamentor@alumni.ubc.ca
Visit www.alumni.ubc.ca/about/
vohinteer.html to find out more about different ways to get involved. For more information you can also contact Dianna at 604-822-
8917.
UBC Young Alumni Network
www. a 1 u m n i. u bc .ca/progra ms/youngalumni
I'op Quiz!
(We know it's been a while, but the questions
are easy.)
Are you a new or recent graduate (past ten
years) of UBC?
Interested in volunteer projects, social networking, and career and financial workshops?
Looking to connect, or reconnect, with other
UBC grads? If you found yourself answering
yes to the above questions, it's time for you to
get involved with the UBC Young Alumni
Community Outreach
The YAN is full of young people interested in
giving back ro their community. We helped
out on the Cinderella Project, which provides
underprivileged high school graduates with
formal attire so they can attend their graduation festivities with pride.
Young Alumni have also given their time
and effort to the UBC Learning Exchange, a
community outreach initiative in Vancouver's
Downtown F.astside that fosters connections
between UBC and inner city communities. In
December, 10 Young Alumni helped to sort
food at the Vancouver Food Bank.
Workshops
The Young Alumni Network hosted workshops relevant to life after UBC.
It you're clueless about mortgages, investments and life insurance, a financial planning
workshop. For the Love of Money, was the
place for you. Representatives from crsc and
London Life gave attendees some insight into
money matters. Watch out for next year's
workshop.
The Canadian Youth Business Foundation
presented a wildly popular career seminar
focusing on entrepreneurship and starting a
new business. The CYBF is a charitable, volunteer-based, national organization that helps
Canadian young entrepreneurs through mentoring, loans and resources.
If you have a workshop topic you'd like to
see for the upcoming year, please let us know
by contacting yamentor@alumni.ubc.ca
The Fun Stuff
Expand your social network! Grab some old
UBC friends and come out, or show up solo
and meet some new people. This year's social
events were well-attended (and, in the case of
Beer 101, very tasty as well).
Networking nights. The YAN hosted four
networking nights at Opus Bar in Yaletown.
An easy way to experience the UBC YAN,
these evenings provided a chance for people to
36   Trek   Winter 2005 meet and mingle in a low-stress environment.
Conversations are never a problem to start
up or join in when the room is filled with
people who have (at least) one thing in common - UBC. Visit our website for information on networking nights to come.
Beer 101 continued its reign as the YAN
event that fills up as fast as an empty pint
glass. Participants enjoyed an enlightening
evening that examined the perfect pour, proper glassware, and serving technique (and were
further enlightened by the tasting aspect of
the night).
We anticipate Beer 101 to sell out once
again, so if you're interested be sure to scan
through the UBC YAN online newsletter for
upcoming dates.
We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events or workshops! For more information, please see our website:
www.alumni.ubc.ca/programs/younga lumni
or email yamcntor@a lumni. ubc.ca
Regional Networks
Howdy Y'all!  G'day mate!  Hola!
UBC alumni live in all corners ofthe world
(more than 13,000 outside of Canada) and
we have just the program to keep you connected - our regional networks. There's
bound to be a network of UBC grads in
your area; visit the list of contacts at
www.aIumui.ubc.ca/regions/index,html.
Wherever you go, UBC grads have been
there before you. If you don't see your area
listed, it's time you called, wrote or emailed
us to start a regional network where you
live.
News from Abroad
Boston area alumni representative Jed Thorp
ma'oi is looking for local alumni to help
organize social gatherings and events for
graduates in the New England region.   He
can be contacted at 617-553-0541 or via e-
mail at jedthorp@hotmail.com.
The Toronto branch has had a busy fall. At
the AGM in September, a new enthusiastic
committee was formed. Since then, we have
had two monthly brunches where alumni
adventured into the delicacies of dim sum and
tasted a true Irish breakfast. We look forward
to meeting you at further events this year!
Welcome to London's prestigious, patriotic,
pub-going branch of the UBC Alumni network!  Well, pub-going, anyway.  For those
who haven't yet been to one of our illustrious
gatherings, we hold quarterly networking
nights, hosted at some of London's finest pubs
and wine bars. Planning for the winter event
is at a fever pitch, with the idea of hosting the
next networking night slated for late
January/early February. Come on down and
find out how your fellow UBC alumni are coping with the London winter!  If you wish to be
added co our distribution list, please contact
craighudson@hotmail.com.
Above: Louanne Twaites and Judith Soon PhD'04 with styles of
yesterday, at Alumni Reunion Weekend. Below: "'Avin' a pint for the
old alma mater!" Linda Alexander, director of Career Services (second
from left), pays a visit to UBC Grads in the UK.
Anica Bulk BSc'04,
(right) helps sort supplies at the Vancouver
Food Bank in
December. Young
Alumni volunteers
spend time on a variety of projects in
Greater Vancouver.
Winter 2005   Trek   37 ALUMNI NEWS
We're interested in creating a Houston, Texas
alumni network allowing our approximately
180 alumni to get together for social and networking events. Lars Ron 11 ing BASc'97 and
Grace Lo BA'99 afe taking up the challenge as
new alumni contacts in the Houston area. To
assist them in event planning, we've created a
quick online survey that will help us discover
the interests of our grads in the region and
update our alumni contact information. The
survey is available at:
www.alumni.uhc.ca/regions/canada_usa/
houston_survey.html.
We would appreciate your feedback and
hope to see you at future alumni events!
Should you have any questions about the
survey or are new to the Houston area and
need some guidance, please feel free to email
us at: Lars Ronning lronning@earthlink.net
Grace Lo glo@rice.edu
Greta King, BSN'51 shows off her prize at
Alumni Reunion Weekend, 2004, Nursing.
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Regional Networks Upcoming events
It's been a busy fall and there's more to come
in 1005.  For more information and to RSVP
for our events, phone 604-822-3313 (toll free
in North America 1-800-883-3088) or email
info@alun.ini.ubc.ca. The calendar of events
is always current at: www.alumni.ubc.ca/
events/calendar/; here's just a taste of upcoming regional activities:
February 16, 2005
Kamloops with guest speaker Dean of Law,
Mary Anne Bobinski: Comparing Access and
Outcomes for Health Care in Canada and
the US: Is There a Winner?
UCC Campus Activity Centre, the Terrace
7:00 - 9:00 pm
February 17,2005
Atlanta Geotgia Pan-Canadian Alumni Event
co-hosted by the Canadian Consulate and
several Canadian universities
Four Seasons Hotel with keynote speaker
and former Ambassador, Ken Taylor
Time: 6:30 pm
February r8, 2005
Florida (Coral Gables). All Canada
Universities Dinner hosted by McGill and
McMaster Universities. Keynote speaker Dr.
Sandra Witelson: The Einstein Code
Omni Colonnade Hotel, 6:00 pm
April 9, 1005
29th Annual Washington DC All Canada
Universities Event hosted by York University.
Guest speaker Barbara Budd, cbc talk show
host.
The Hyatt in Arlington, VA., 6:00 pm
March 2, 2005
Montreal aiumni event for grads from UBC,
SFU and UVic. Galerie 1215 [date/time TBC)
March 3, 2005
Florida gathering. Pub night at Dexter's of
Lake Mary, 6:30 pm ♦
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want your news posted in this way, please let
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and students are automatically members of the
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you will find on-line career mentoring between
grads and students, relocation advice, a UBC
email address forwarding service, and more. To
activate your membership, visit www.olcnet-
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30S
Edward W. Richardson BASC'32 recently celebrated his 95:h birthday at a party in
Vancouver organized by his family. He was
joined by most of his 39 direct descendants as
well as many friends. Unfortunately, his old
friend Al Pike basc'33 was unable to attend.
50S
Harvey Buekmaster MA'52, l'HD'56 was a
member of the Physics department at the
University of Calgary for 33 years from i960
to 1913, when he retired as an emeritus professor. He was honoured at the June t o science
convocation by being inducted as a Member
of the Order of the University of Calgary. His
short citation was: "Dr. Harvey Buckrnaster
began his career as a professional research
physicist at the Universiry of Calgary and
became an integral part of the university's
early development and its drive for excellence.
He published widely, and combined outstanding scholarship with extensive service to bis
profession, to the university and also to the
wider community. His record and service is
widely recognized as having brought great
honour to the university." ... Sholto Hchcnton
qc, ba'57 lias been appointed as acting executive director of the Law Society of BC. Sholto
Glenn Hardie BA'99, MEd'7S, has published his fourth book.
is a past president of the Alumni
Association ... A conference was held at
UBC last August in honour of Professor
Gordon Munro BA'56. A renowned fisheries
economist whose contributions have been
instrumental in improving fisheries practices
worldwide, he has recently retired.
60
Gerry Campbell ba'6S joined the
Department of External Affairs during the
consolidation of the Foreign Service in
1978. He served in London, Port of Spain,
Hong Kong (twice), Kingston, and at the
Permanent Mission of Canada to the Office
of the United Nations in Geneva. In Ottawa,
he has served in a variety of positions: From
1994 to f997, he was director general.
International Region, at Citizenship and
Immigtation Canada and in 1997 was
named assistant deputy minister,
Operations. In 1998, he was appointed as
High Commissioner to Nairobi and in 2002
as High Commissioner to Bangladesh. He is
married to Edith Ming Wai Hung and they
have three daughters ... Robert Amedee
Cantin ba'6i has retired after more than 40
years in the Southern California Aerospace
Winter 2005   Trek   39 class ACTS
Industry. During that time, be worked as an
engineer and scientist for aerospace giants
Honeywell, Hughes Aircraft Company,
Sikorsky Aerospace, AlliedSignal and
Lockheed Martin. Rob emigrated to the
USA in 1962, after post-grad work at
McGil! and McMasters, Manitoba and
Toronto. In the us, he attended ucla, use,
Cal Tech and the University of California at
Long Beach. He lives with wifejudi in the
Los Angeles area, five miles from the Pacific
Ocean, Los Angeles Internationa! Airport,
Marina Del   Rey, Hollywood and Beverly
Hills. Rob teaches voluntarily at local pri
vate schools ... In 1999, Rev. Dr. F. Mark
Mealing ba*6o, ma, phd retired after 18
years at Selkirk College, Castlegar, where he
taught Anthropology steadily, and Art I and
Children's Literature intermittently. He continues with his scholarly reviews and study,
including the Doukhobor Song Archive, and
is also a storyteller. Last October, he was
ordained an Anglican priest in the Mutual
Ministry model and serves at St. Mark's
Kaslo, close to where he and Jacqueline
operate the Dayspring Lodge B&B ... Robert
Martin Miller BSC'67 has retired as Dean of
Business at the College of New Caledonia in
Prince George. He now lives in Gibsons, BC
with wife Dawn, and owns and manages the
h&r office in Sechelt ... Jim Rogers ba'67,
Can UBC Create Your Legacy?
Myfanwy Griffiths thinks so. When the time came to set up her will, this retired
teacher included a planned gift to UBC - 3 portion of the proceeds of her estate.
Through her gift, a bursary will be established to support mature students in the
Faculty of Education as they work toward their degrees. "We need to encourage
people to go 011 with their studies," Miss Griffiths says. "We all have a moral
obligation to use our intelligence to the utmost, and through further education,
help to solve the world's problems."
To create a legacy that will help the next generation of teachers, engineers,
researchers, doctors and others, contact UBC Gift & Estate Planning staff or ask
for a free information kit. Tel: 604-822-5373 Email: heritage.circle@ubc.ca
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VANCOUVER
UBC
MBA, has been appointed to the executive
committee ofthe Million Dollar Round
Table, an international association of financial professionals with 29,000 members.
Members must demonstrate exceptional
professional knowledge, client service, and
ethical conduct. He is the third non-
American to be appointed and will assume
the mdrt presidency in 1008. Chair of
Rogers Group Financial, Jim has volunteered for organizations representing his
profession, but has also given his time to
help benefit the larger community; he has
served on the hoards of St. Paul's hospital,
St. Vincent's Hospital Foundation,
Vancouver College and the United Way. He
is a member of Senate ar UBC and serves on
the Alumni Association board.
70S
Wendy Bergerud BSC'75, MMATH has spent
the last year working on bc's Citizens'
Assembly on Electoral Reform. You can
read about the recommendations the assembly made at www.citizensassembly.bc.ca.
Some former members of the assembly have
created a website (www.bc-stv.ca) "to
inform the voters of BC about the upcoming
referendum and why we suggested a change
to the way our votes are translated into
seats in the house." ... Allen Billy BSc'77,
MSC'83, PHD has been appointed associate
dean, Diagnostic and Therapeutic
Technologies, for the School of Health
Sciences, British Columbia Institute of
Technology ... The AMS has recognized Dr.
Margo Fryer BA'70, MA'74, PHD'03, director
of the UBC Learning Exchange, with the
1004 Great Trekker Award. She has been
commended for community outreach and
involvement in bringing innovative educational programs to the Downtown Eastside
... Elsie L. Gcrdcs BSN'75, former Okanagan
health board chair and Spallumcheen councilor is honoured at the 10    convocation of
UNBC, Chancellor Peter Bentley bestowed
the honorary Doctor of Laws degree in
recognition of Elsie's work in founding the
unbc. Several others received the same lion- ours. The ceremony was held on August 17
in Prince George in the agora of UNBC, in
the presence of former chancellor of the university and current Lieutenant Governor,
Iona Campagnola. Following convocation
was the official opening of the Northern
Health Sciences Centre with the faculty and
student body in attendance ... Glenn M.
Hardie BA'99, MED'78 has published his
fourth book: The Essence of Humanism,
which discusses the advantage of free
thought over religious beliefs, "In these
pages, free thinkers will find confirmation of
their views as well as useful arguments or
data to employ in debates with believers.
Those who are recent apostates from religion or are not yet sure about their own
agnosticism will find sources of information
which will help them make up their own
minds on the topic," says Glenn, who was
an adjunct professor in UBC's School of
Architecture between 1991 and 1995. He is
a founding member of the British Columbia
Humanist Association, serving on its board
of directors for many years.
8O
Ron Byres BASC'85, masc'88 returned with
his family to the Vancouver area after five
years in Seattle and Houston, whete he
worked for chim hill on a number of harbour development projects. He has joined
CH2M hill's Vancouver operations as a
Project Manager in their ports and maritime
engineering group.
90S
Parveen Bhatti Bsc'98, msc'oo is working
on his doctorate at the National Institute of
Health near Washington, DC. He is studying
the genetic causes of breast cancer ... Eric
Cheung MBA'91 is now the cfo of Henkel
China Group, based in Shanghai. He has
been working in China since 1995, but
comes back to Vancouver twice a year to
visit his parents ... David Chivo BA'92 lives
with wife Julie and their two young chil-
Elsie Gerdes BSN75, receives her honorary
degree from Peter Bentley, Chancellor of UNBC.
dren, in Newton ma. He is the director of
development ai I Icbrew College in Boston,
MA ... Geoff Glave BA'90 has returned to
UBC and is working in the Donald Rix
building as a product managet for Weber,
which provides e-learning software to educational institutions worldwide ... Irshad
Manji BA'90 lias been named by The Pierre
Elliott Trudeau Foundation as one of eight
mentors for 2005. The mentors are
assigned to work with Trudeau Foundation
scholars who are outstanding doctoral candidates in the social sciences and humanities. She is a media entrepreneur and best-
selling author of The Trouble with Islam ...
Linda Ong BA'94 married Erastus Chan
(BA'91, U. of Manitoba) on July 17, 2004,
in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at Westwortb
United Church and followed up with a
Vancouver reception on July 3 1. Ong-Chan
will be returning to campus in September as
the new marketing and promotions manager for the Alma Mater Society ... Rodney
Snooks BA, MSC'93, MA was a chemistry
teacher at Dawson College in Montreal
(2001-2002), and is now abd in the department of Philosophy at the Universiry of
Toronto. His dissertation will concern
explanatory practice in synthetic chemistry
(aka "wet" chemistry) ... Tiffany Jane
Stone Bi'A'91 had her first hook of poetry
for children published in June 2004 by
Tradewind Books. Floyd the Flamingo and
his Flock of Friends has received
favourable reviews in The Montreal
Gazette, National Post and the Winnipeg
Free Press.
OOs
Michelle Anne Cyrzan (Mansey) BHK'98,
bed'oo, Mack and big sister Kyla arc
happy to announce the arrival of Brynne
Alexandra on August 19, 1000 ... Carley
Daye Andrews ba'oo received her JD from
Harvard Law School in June, 2004, graduating cum laude. She was admitted to the
bar in Washington State in October 3,
2004, and is currently practicing law as an
associate with Preston Gates & Ellis LLP in
Seattle ... Heather Hanik bascc'oo has
graduated from the Western College of
Veterinary Medicine at the U of Sask with
a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, with
distinction. She is now in graduate studies
at wcvm working toward a masters degree
in virology ... On August 21, 2004,
Melanie Power, PHD'03 (ba, Waterloo;
MSc, lse; mpa, Queen's), and Werner
Anrweiler were wed. The United Church
wedding took place at the Chapel of the
Epiphany at the Vancouver School of
Theology and was followed by a reception
at Green College, where Melanie and
Werner are both members, A native of
Germany, Werner came to Canada as a
graduate student, and holds a phd in
economics from the University of Toronto,
and is an associate professor at the Sauder
School of Business ar UBC. Melanie is a
research associate with the Coasts Under
Stress research project and also with the
Centre for Studies in Religion and Society
at the University of Victoria. Werner and
Melanie Antweiler live in Vancouver, and
are eagerly awaiting the completion of
construction on their new home.*
Winter 2005   Trek   4 1 Reunions
2005
Unless stated otherwise, please contact Jane
Merling at 604-812-8918 or
merling@ahinini.ubc.ca for more information
on reunions.
Alumni Reunion Weekend
Let UBC welcome you back! Join friends and
classmates to revisit campus and rekindle some
of that blue and gold spirit. Alumni Reunion
Weekend will be hosted from Friday, September
30, to Sunday, October 2.
Calling members of all 10-, 25- & 50-year
anniversary classes
Please contact Jane Merling at 604-822-8918 or
mcrling@alumni.ubc.ca to plan your class
reunion.
Friday, September 30
On September 30, 90 years ago, UBC admitted
its first students and opened its doors as a new
universiry. Come our and help celebrate UBC's
birthday:
General activities:
- bbq for campus-based alumni
- 'Monte Carlo at the Mansion' (Casino night)
Class reunions planned to dace:
School of Social Work:  75th Anniversary, Sept
29 to Oct 1 (Thurs Conference; Friday
Symposium Be Class reunions; Saturday Alumni
Reunion Weekend activities). Please contact
Suzanne Moore at Suzanne.moore@ubc.ca or
604-82.2-2.277 for more information.
Applied Sciencc'55 reunion lunch at University
Centre
bcom'65 reunion dinner at the Royal Vancouver
Yacht Club
mba'80 alumni plans tbc
Home Fc'55 reunion social
Saturday, October 1
General Activities:
Kick-off Pancake Breakfast with President Piper
Grads of die last 10 Years Alumni Day
Class reunions planned Co date:
Arts Bc Science'55: reunion lunch at Green
College Great Hall
Applied Science'55: teunion lunch & tour at
CEME
scarp "79-'8i: reunion wine & cheese at Green
College Reception Rooms
Home Ec'55: reunion lunch at Garden Pavilion,
UBC Botanical Garden
Sunday, October 2
Campus bus tours & guided tours of moa
Class reunions
Year-round Class Reunions
Class of 194;: Diamond Anniversary reunion
November Fait convocation
Year-Round Faculty Reunions
Agricultural Science
PNS'95: Date and derails tbc
Applied Science
Civil'51: Date and details tbc
Chcmical'55: Dare and details tbc
Chemical'65: June 24/25 (details tbc)
Chemical'80: Date and details tbc
Mechanical'SS: October 18 evening at Cecil
Green Park House
(For more details on applied science reunions,
please contact May Cordeiro at 604-822-6458 or
mcordeiro@apsc.ubc.cal
Nursing
Ntirsing'6o: Date and details tbc
Nursing'75: Date and details tbc
Forestry
Forestry'50: April 25-26, Harrison Hot Springs
Resort & Spa for more information)
Forestry'55: Date and details tbc
Forestry'65: September 13-15, Qualicum Beach
(Please contact Clare Keating-Husk at 604-822-
3541 or da re. keating-husk® ubc.ca
Law
Law'55: Dare and details tbc
Law'65: Date and details tbc
Law'70: Date and details tbc
Law'75: Date and details tbc
Law'8o: Sept 14, Wine Sc Cheese Reception at
Curtis followed by campus dinner at Green
College Great Hall
Medicine
Medicine'55: Date and details tbc
Mcdicine'6o: Date and details TBC
Rehab Medicine'80: Dace and details tbc
Medicine'85 Date and details tbc
Medicine'95: Sepri6-t8, Whistler, BC
Year-Round Non Faculty-Based Reunions
Trinidad UBC alumni reunion: Feb 10, The
Kapok Hotel, Port of Spain in the Republic of
Trinidad & Tobago. ♦
Varsity Outdoor Club Oldtimers
VOC members from the 40s and
50s are invited to the 60th
anniversary luncheon, Sept.13,
2005 at the West Vancouver
Yacht Club. Next day, the reunion
hike will wind its way up Cypress
Mountain (aka Hollyburn).
Contact lota Knight,
604.922.7358.
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Outstanding Young Alumna Award
Heather Lovelace, msc'oz
Outstanding Student Award
Jama Mahlalela, BHK'04
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Each year the Alumni Association recognizes a group of grads
and friends of UBC who have distinguished themselves in the
world. With more than 200,000 grads, it's always hard to choose,
This year's group was a good sample of the vitality that exists in
the UBC community. From two highly successful business
performers and a world-class researcher to a dedicated volunteer,
a beyond-the-call-of-duty healthcare provider and two exceptional
students, our achievement award recipients were, as we like to say,
some of the best and brightest people around.
Glenn Wong, whose resume is as eclectic as it is impressive (from
BC Hot House to Electronic Arts}, MC'ed the evening with great
panache. As one happy guest said at the end of the evening,
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Next year's "do" takes place on November 3, 2005. Don't miss it.
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Chris Zappavigna, Irving K. Barber. Walter
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Jama Mahlalela.
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In Memoriam listings can be sent by post (see
masthead), of email to vanessaaWalumni.ubc.ca.
If sending photographs electronically, please provide
high resolution file or scan print at 133 dpi.
David Abcrle, Professor Emeritus,
Anthropology, on September 23, 2004 ...
Pierre Berton BA'41 DUTT'85 (see page 23)
... Gordon Arthur Calderhead basc
(Civn.)'45 on August 2, 2004, on Saltspring
Island. He is survived by his loving spouse,
Joan Calderhead (Costello, BA'43). Gordon
spent his professional career in Montreal
working for cil and later SNC-Lavalin. He
retired to Saltspring Island in 1985 ... Social
Work Emeritus John Crane, on October ax,
1004. Dr. Crane was an active member of
the Social Work faculty from 1965-1990 and
was highly regarded as an eminent Canadian
social work researcher ... Donald Arthur
French BASC'51 on July 23, 2004 ... Peter
Frost, from the Sauder School of Business. A
scholarship fund is being set up in his name.
Please contact the Sauder School of Business
for further details ... Dr. Hal Goodwin, on
January 4, 2004. He was assistant professor
emeritus in the School of Social Work for 27
years ... Lucille Muriel Johnstone LLD'gi on
December 31, 2004, aged 80. She received
an honorary degree from UBC in May 1991
... Dale Kinkade on December 19, 2004. He
joined the department of Linguistics in 1973
and taught at UBC until his retirement in
1998, serving as acting head in 1986 and
1990-91, and as head from 1992-97 ...
Hugh McLennan, professor emeritus,
Physiology, passed away unexpectedly on
December 24, 2004. He came to UBC in
1958 and retired in 1990 ... Edward
Harvey Newton bsc'77* on September 30,
2004. UBC held a very special place in his
memories ... Professor Emeritus, Anatomy
Vladimir l'alaty on November 17, 2004. Dr.
Palaty joined the department of Anatomy
and Cell Biology in 1968 and stayed until his
retirement in 1998 but continued ro teach in
the Histology laboratory ... Professor
Emeritus, Philosophy Peter Remnant passed
away August 23, 2004. He was a member of
the Philosophy department for many years,
and served as Head from 1970-1975 ,„
Norman Zacharias on November 1 5, 1004,
on Salt Spring Island. He served as a lab
instructor for the division of Pharmacy
Practice in UBC's faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences for a period of 18 years until his
retirement in 1980.
Ralph David Barer BASC'45
Born in Bruk un de Met, Austria on July 8,
1922, Ralph passed away surrounded by
family at his home in Victoria on August 15,
2004. He is pre-deceased by his parents,
Michael and Fanny Barer, and brother Harry,
all of Vancouver.   He is survived by his sister,
Thelma Barer-Stein, and family (Toronto); his
spouse Aileen (Victoria); his five children
(and spouses) - Morris (Rachel), Denise
(Jack), Daniel (Sheila), Philip (Lori), and"
Steven (Susan); and 10 grandchildren (Justin,
Noam, Michael, Ariana, Lisa, David,
Benjamin, Elliot, Amichai and Simon).
Ralph attended Magee Secondary School
then went on to UBC. This was followed by
varied industrial and academic experiences,
including a period as an assistant professor at
UBC. He completed a master's degree in metallurgical science at mit in 1948.
Ralph married Aileen (nee Gordon) in
Sarnia, Ontario, in 1950. They spent more
than a year in Trail, where Ralph worked for
Cominco. He then accepted a position in
Victoria to head up a new material science
and engineering group for Pacific Naval
Laboratories. He led this group (which
focused on material failures in naval, aircraft
and military equipment) for 35 years, during
which pnl became Defence Research
Establishment Pacific. He was an internationally respected metallurgist, widely sought
after as a consultant.  Many decades ago, he
l
co-wrote a book on why metals fail that is
still in use today. Ralph had heen retired in
Victoria since 1987.
Ralph enjoyed raising a large family and
was particularly proud of the achievements
of each of his children in their own pursuits.
He was an avid hiker, and spent some of his
happiest times tramping through the woods
of southern Vancouver Island. Sharing a
hike with him was always an education, as
he had extensive knowledge of all things
that move and grow in the Pacific
Northwest. He was a passionate supporter
of many of the environmental groups struggling to protect the dwindling wilderness
places in British Columbia and the rest of
Canada.
Donations in his memory may be made
to: BC Cancet Agency/Vancouver Island
Winter 2005  Trek  47 Ill MEMORIAM
Centre 250-519-5550 and/or Congregation
Emanu-el (Victoria) Building Fund, Sierra
Legal Defence Fund 1-800-926-7744.
John Brockington BA'53
After graduating from UBC, John taught in
BC high schools for a few years, then went
on to Yale to get his doctorate in Fine Arts.
In 1961 he came back to UBC to join the
Theatre department where he taught Theatre
History, Dramatic Literature, directing and
acting. When Dorothy Sommerset retired in
1965, he became head of the department, a
position he held for 22 years. He continued
as associate professor until he tetired in
1994. He was a highly regarded director the
the Vancouver International Festival, at the
early Arts Club, the Playhouse, and at the
Fteddy Wood Theatres, both old and new.
Notable among the more than 100 productions he directed were Henry IV Part One,
Misalliance, The Three Sisters, Waiting for
Godot (Canadian premier), Who's Afraid of
Virginia Woolf and Twelfth Night.
Donald R. Clandinin bsc(agr)'36, Msc'37
Donald Robert Clandinin passed away
peacefully November 23, 2004 at the age of
90 years. After graduating in 1936, Donald
went on to head the Poultry Science department at the University of Alberta, becoming
known internationally in the field.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 66
years, Ruth Gladys; children Gladys Ruth
Bodnar (Marty), Marion Joan Collins (Ted),
Michael Thomas Clandinin (Jean); grandchildren Orah Chaye (Young Ho), Doug Bodnar,
Joanne Grelowski (Ron), Tom Clandinin
(Prista) and Laurie Bodnar (Olivier); and six
great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by
one sister and four brothers. In lieu of flowers, Donald's family requests donations in
support of a scholarship at the University of
Alberta. Please send cheques in care of the
Donald Clandinin Memorial Fund, Student
Awards, University of Alberta, r-o Students
Union Building, Edmonton, AB T6c 2J7.
Arthur Ross Clarke BCOM'39
Arthur died peacefully on May 1, 2004. He
was dating his wife of 61 years, Jean, when
he studied at UBC. He was a husband, father,
brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle,
brother-in-law, friend, neighbour, naval man,
gardener, bridge player, connoisseur of fine
scotch, accepted wit, and a man of integrity.
Ross Clayton basc(c[vil)'51, penc
Ross departed peacefully on his final journey
on October 9, 2004. His loving wife and best
pal, Geri, was at his side at the time of his
departure. Ross will be deeply missed and
remembered forever with love by Geri (nee
Cope); son Trevor (Josee); son Cameron,
MkNG'02 (Lisa); wonderful grandchildren
Charles-David, Elodie, Julian and Adam;
brother Charles in Saanich; sister Cecile in
Oak Bay; cousin Moira in Belfast, Northern
Ireland; and numerous nieces and nephews
around the globe.
Ross was born August 26, 1928, in Rainy
River, Ontario. After UBC he entered the
consulting engineering business with
Sandwell & Company Ltd. He worked on
projects on five of the seven continents, only
missing Antarctica (too cold) and Australia
(too hot).
Ross and his family took postings in
Stockholm (1963) and Figueira da Foz
Portugal (1966), finally settling in North
Vancouver (1967). He retired as Vice
President of Sandwell Swan Wooster in 1989.
He co-chaired the committee that established
the Consulting Engineers of BC, serving as its
presidenr from 1987 to 1988, and managing
the affairs of the Asia Marketing Group in its
fledgling years. Two projects he managed,
one in BC and the other in Argentina, won
Awards of Excellence from the Association of
Consulting Engineers of Canada.
Ross was a non-discriminatory lover of
music. His tastes ranged from Old Blue Eyes
to Fats Waller, through the boogie-woogie
and blues of Mead Lux Lewis, the Beatles,
ccr, the Rankins, and even U2 in later years.
He loved the piano, and played a mean 'eight
to the bar.' He will also be remembered by
family and friends as an accomplished, but
unfortunately unpublished, song writer, having penned such classics as "The to"1 and
Sasamat Blues", and "It Happened in the
White Spot," which he wrote after catching
his future wife Geri at the White Spot on a
secret date with a friend.
In retirement he travelled with Geri and
friends retracing his steps back to Portugal,
Great Britain, the Inside Passage, Mexico and
the east coast of Canada, and otherwise spent
happy times puttering around the house and
garden, playing bad bridge and even worse
tennis. His favourite times were spent with
his grandchildren, answering their questions
and impressing them with his knowledge of
all things wonderful.
Prostate cancer took up residence nine
years ago and was kept at bay until recently
48   Trek   Winter 2005 by the efforts of Dr. Larry Goldenberg at the
VCH/ubc Prostate Centre, Dr. Kim Chi at the
BC Cancer Agency and Dr. Richard L.upton
of Lion's Gate Hospital to whom he owes
many thanks. His family is grateful to the
Palliative Care staff's able care in helping him
to find his final path peacefully. Special
thanks to Reverend John Mash and the
church family at St. Catherine's in North
Vancouver. Ross's battle with cancer was
conducted with dignity and a quiet determination in the face of long odds. Those who
knew him were impressed by his positive outlook.
George Egerton Evans BA'31, BASC'31
George died August 9 in his 96'" year at
Bluewater Health, Norman Street Site, where
he was coping with a stroke suffered on
March 22, 2004.
George was born in Atherton, Lancashire
to George Evans and Ellen Gallagher. They
crossed the Atlantic a year after the Titanic
and settled on Vancouver Island.
He met his future wife, the late Myra
(Molly) Lockhart at UBC, He began his
career as a chemical engineer in the midst of
the Great Depression as a truck-driver for
Imperial Oil on Vancouver Island. Shortly
after that he went to work at the Imperial Oil
refinery at loco, in 1938, Imperial Oil
abruptly moved George and his family
(which then consisted of Molly and two
young sons, George and Ted) to Sarnia, a
place which he called home for the rest of his
life.
During wwn, George was one of the
Imperial Oil engineers who were seconded to
the synthetic rubber project that became
Polymer (and eventually Polysar). At the end
of the war. <.l-invLit- chose tu staj with
Polymer, where he became production manager through the '50s and '60s. He retired in
1970.
George's interests included golf, stamp-collecting, wood-working, memoir-writing, gardening, sailing, building model steam locomotives, and his life-long passion, photography. Until the end, he remained a member of
the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club, the Sarma
Yacht Club, and the Sarnia Photography
Club.
George was pre-deceased by wife Molly
(1992), grandson Scott Evans (1973), and
daughter-in-law Ruthann Westover (1979).
During the war, a third and final son, Mac,
joined the family. His sons, his daughters-in-
law, Anne and Barbara, his 13 grandchildren
and their spouses will all miss him. To his
sons he was the man who built them outdoor
rinks and toys during the war, who drove
them to hockey games and university, who
stolidly supported them throughout their
lives. He was the greatest fan of his grandchildren and an adoring, if awestruck, spectator to the rising tide of great grandchildren.
Fortunately, almost all of them were able to
gather in Sarnia on the first weekend of
March to celebrate his 95"1 birthday.
Donations in George's memory may be
made to a charity of choice, the Carruthers
Foundation, or the Heart and Stroke
Foundation. George's cremated remains are
buried in Lakeview Cemetery beside the
ashes of Molly.
Mary Flanagan (Grant)
Maty passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on December 14,
2004.
She is predeceased by her husband, John
Richard (Dick) Flanagan, and is lovingly
remembered by daughters Margaret (Russell)
and Katy; sons Michael (Maureen), John
(Reta), Paul (Anne), and Dermot; grandchildren Karen (Jeff), Kristine (Chris), Alex,
Julian, Christian, Hilary, Sean, Kara, Nick,
Michael, Matthew, Andrew, Meredith, Liam
and Hugh; great grandchildren Sara and
Shawna, sisters-in-law Janet Flanagan, Mary
Cleveland (Don) and Jessica Grant; cousins
Bob McLernan (Peggy), Peter (Molty) and
Patricia Nyland; and numerous nieces and
nephews.
Mary will also be remembered by her
many dear friends. She was a native of
Victoria, attended St, Ann's Academy and
was a long time member of St. Patrick's cwl.
Mary was an enormously popular and
beautiful woman who touched many lives.
Memorial donations may bc made to the
Canadian Red Cross, 909 Fairfield Rd.,
Victoria, BC v8v 383, or to the Victoria
Hospice Society, 1952 Bay St., Victoria, BC
v8r tj8. Condolences may be offeted to the
family at www.mccallbros.com.
Robert Park Forshaw bsc(acr)'36
Bob was born at Phoenix, BC, on September
16, 1914, to Robert and Agnes Forshaw, and
died September 12, 2004, at Boundary
Hospital, Grand Forks. He will be remembered as a man of integrity and generosity
who always maintained a passion for life.
After UBC, he attended McGill, where he
earned an msc in 1938. He held various positions at UBC and the University of
Saskatchewan.
In 1947, Bob transferred to the University
of Guelph where he taught for 33 years. He
was well known for his work in the area of
swine. He was also known for bis great caring and compassion for students, colleagues
and just plain folk involved in agriculture.
His interests over the years were many and
varied. These included the Credit Union
Cooperative movement, University Pension
committee, Health Insurance committee and
the Canadian iris Society. Bob was the recipient of many awards one of which was the
Guelph University Community Service
Award. Recently, he was honoured with the
establishment of a fund to rebuild the agriculture lab where he had lectured. One colleague described Bob as "a dedicated educator with an unsurpassed concern for people,
a gentleman of unsurpassed principles and
unparalleled commitment." Another said,
"He was a precious Prof, who put students
ahead of everything else,"
Upon retirement to the Boundary area in
ty8o, Bob was on the Broadacres Board and
was involved with a variety of New
Democratic Party affiliations. He always
maintained an interest in the issues at hand
locally, provincially and federally. For a few
years, he did volunteer work for the
Winter 2005  Trek  49 [tl MEMORIAM
Canadian Executive Service Organization in
Somalia, Trinidad, Guyana and Jamaica.
Bob was pre-deceased by his parents,
three brothers, two nephew, a brother-in-law
and a sister-in-law. He is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Talarico, sistet-in-law, Loretta
Forshaw, five nieces, three nephews and several grand nieces and nephews.
Donations in Bob's memory may be made
to any branch of the Canadian Diabetes
Association or the Heart and Stroke
Foundation. Donations can also be made to
the Universiry of Guelph rfrf fund (Robert
Forshaw Recognition Fund for the rebuilding
of the Agriculture Lah) c/o Alumni
Association, University of Guelph, Guelph,
Ontario, nig iwi.
Ivan Leigh Head
Ivan died at Lions Gate Hospital in North
Vancouver on November i, 1004, with his
wife Ann at his side. Born in Calgary,
Alberta, on July 28, 1930, he leaves four children: Laurence, Bryan, Catherine, and
Cynthia, and four grandchildren: Gabrielle,
Jesse, Chelsea and Mathew.
With degrees from the University of
Alberta and the Harvard Law School, Ivan
understood that enhancing the well-being of
the world's people is the only way to achieve
global peace and security. He expressed this
in his book. On a Hinge of History: The
Mutual Vulnerability of South and North.
He began his career as professor of
international Law at his alma mater and
completed it as holder of the Chair in South-
North Studies and founding Director of the
Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues at
UBC. Between these academic appointments
[van spent ten years with Prime Minister
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, chiefly as special assistant, advising on foreign policy and the conduct of foreign affairs. Appointed president
of the International Development Research
Centre in 1978, Ivan helped developing country scholars and institutions undertake
research they recognized as important to the
m
development of their regions. Robert
McNamara wrote, "I wish I had contributed
as much to the social and economic advance
of the five billion people in the developing
world in my 13 years at the World Bank as
you did in your 1 i years as head of rDRC."
Always quick ou his feet, Ivan held the u of
a's record for the 100-yard dash for several
decades and in 1993 was made a member of
that institution's Sports Wall of Fame. He
served for six years as a Senior Fellow of the
Salzburg Seminar and, at the time of his
death, he was a board member of the
Academy for Educational Development,
Washington, dc, and Canada World Youth.
He continued to ptesent invited papets and to
publish on international law and global issues.
Ivan Head was made Queen's Counsel in
1974 and received honorary degrees from 11
institutions, including the University of the
West Indies, the Beijing Forestry University,
and Notre Dame University. In 1990 he was
invested as an Officer of the Order of
Canada.
Ivan traveled throughout the world, often
with Ann, and many of the people they met
became friends for life. His quick intelligence
and warm empathy were equally evident
among heads of state, colleagues, students,
friends and neighbours. A master of the bon
mot, a serious scholar who was always ready
to laugh, a lively commentator on public
affairs, Ivan was generous in his praise and
unstinting in his support and encouragement.
A former student wrote recently, "Ivan, I
don't have adequate words to thank you. It's
more than inspiration, or an ideal you've
given me. It's a sense of knowing to look
higher and to believe that there is a purpose
in our work and a hope for the future."
Gabriele Helms rmi'96
Gabriele was born May 15, 1966 in
Dortmund, Germany and died December 31,
2004 in Vancouver. Survived by her husband
Boh Shore and daughter Hana Gabriele
Helms-Shore, born at St. Paul's on December
29, 2004; her parents Heinz and Marlies and
her brother Michael.
Gabi received her masters degree in
English from the University of Cologne. After
UBC she taught for a while at SFU, then
joined the department of English at UBC. She
was an assistant professor.
She was an exceptional teacher and scholar, and made important contributions to the
fields of Life Writing and Canadian literature. She found great comfort and friendship
as a member of a support group through the
BC Cancer Agency and her relationships
there inspired her to lead the organization of
a groundbreaking national event titled, "The
Young and the Bteastless: a Networking
Event for Young Women with Breast
Cancer." Held at UBC  in May, 2004, the
event drew participants from across Canada.
She was also on the Board of Directors for
the Canadian Breast Cancer network.
Her family would like to thank the nurses
and doctors at St. Paul's and the BC Cancer
Agency, especially Dr. Roberta Pauls and Dr.
Cicely Bryce.
Gabi always thought of others first, and
ultimately chose her daughter's life over her
own. Breast cancer took her far too early and
50   Trek   Winter 2005 she will be profoundly missed. The family
would welcome donations made to the BC
Cancet Agency.
Malvern James Hughes ba bcom llb
Mai was born July 11, 1926, in Alberta an
passed away on October 30, 2004. He practiced law in New Westminster and was an
alderman there for 19 years. During wwn, he
served in the Royal Canadian Navy. Mai was
a member on the boards of the Royal
Columbian and St. Mary's hospitals and the
BC Institute. He was also president of (or
participated in) a number of organizations
including the New Westminster Law society,
New Westminster Chamber of Commerce,
New Westminster Curling Club, Vancouver
Golf Club, Giro club, and Canadian Club.
At UBC, Mai played on the 1949-50 hockey team, which has been inducted into the
UBC Sports hall of fame. He is missed by
Pauline, his wife of 56 years, daughter
Jennifer, an grandchildren Joshua James and
Megan.
Jeffrey Robert Martin basc'oo
Jeffrey Robert Martin, cherished son of
Patricia Martin and Derek Martin, dear
brother of Paul (Lisa) of Toronto, and Nancy
and David, passed away tragically at Mt,
Athabasca while mountain climbing on
Sunday, August 15, 2004.
Jeff is also survived by his grandmother,
Mary Gill, of Newcastle, Ontario, and many
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jeff was born in Calgary and attended
school there. He was an excellent student and
participated in all aspects of school life. He
was an active Boy Scout and Venturer and
developed a love for the outdoors. He spent
many days in the mountains, camping, hiking, climbing and exploring. In 1997, Jeff
received the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
After graduating from UBC he traveled to
New Zealand by sailboat, explored Vietnam
and Nepal, and feasted his eyes on Mt.
Everest. Returning to Calgary, he worked at
Camp Chief Hector as a counselor and also
at Mt. Notquay as a ski patroller, volunteer
ing with abused women and children in his
time off. In 2002, he entolled at U of Calgary
to take pre-medical courses and worked in a
research position in Biomechanical
Engineering. He entered medical school in
2003 and had recently decided on a career in
surgery. All the while, Jeff continued to hike,
climb, kayak, sail, run, sing, play the guitar,
and bake pies. His most recent adventure
was a two-week sailing trip through the Gulf
Islands in a 13 foot sailboat. Jeff was an
inspiration to all who knew him. He was a
thoughtful, talented, loving man, a patient
teacher, and he lived his life to the fullest
every day.
He will be in the thoughts and memories
of his friends and relatives for the rest of
their lives. Charitable donations in his memory may bc made to stats (Alberta Shock
Trauma Air Reserve Foundation) c/o 1441
Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, Alberta
T2F 8M7.
Nicki Magnolo ba'oi
Nicki was a graduate student and teaching
assistant in Asian Studies. Donations in her
memory may be made to "Aids Vancouver,"
continuing Nicki's enduring commitment to
the memory of a dear friend.
Janet Ruth Mitchell (MacDonald) BA'25
Janet MacDonald was born April 30, 1905,
at Leadville, Colorado. Her patents were
Canadians who in 1920 moved their family
of four girls to New Westminster when Janet,
the eldest, was in high school.
At UBC, Janet enrolled in honours French,
participated in the Great Trek, and was a
member of the last class to graduate from the
Fairview campus. Attending university had
involved four years of long daily trips to and
from Vancouver by interurban tram, so
shortly after graduation came a family move
to Kerrisdale to save het younger sisters from
that tiresome commute. Fot Janet, there followed a year at the Sorbonne, where she
earned the title of French Specialist, a credential permitting her to teach French anywhere
in the world without further examination.
On her return from Paris, she taught at
Magee High School, St. Clare School for
Girls, and briefly at Victoria College before
establishing, with four other teachers, York
House School for Girls in 1932. The next
year, with the school underway, she and
Vancouver publisher Howard Mitchell were
married. Janet continued teaching at York
House until t934, then left to raise a family.
In 1949, Howard added to a set of by then
successful trade magazines, a consumer publication: Western Homes and Living.  For the
next 15 yeats Janet, under the pseudonym
Ann Wilson (her great grandmother's name),
researched and wrote the monthly food section "Three Meals a Day," and when the firm
branched into book publication, compiled
two editions of the Ann Wilson Cookbook.
In the '50s and '60s, too, she renewed ties
with UBC through service on various boards
and committees. Notable were eight years as
a trustee of the UBC Development Fund and
many more years as member of successive
committees organising the class of '25
reunions. By the late '50s, her family had
grown up and she became even more
involved with work at Mitchell Press, serving
as the company's senior proofreader and as
editor of the many book manuscripts accepted for publication.  She retired in 1979 at age
74 to enjoy her West Point Grey home and
garden and contacts with family and friends.
Howard died in 1988 but Janet stayed on
in chatge of her much-loved home another
ten years before its upkeep became more than
she could handle. She then returned to
Kerrisdale to live into her ioo"1 year in the
care of her sister Helen, at the family home
she and her mother had selected 79 years
before. She died July 8, 2004.
John Frederick Melvin, basc(chem)'36
Born in New Westminster, BC, on April 25,
1915, John passed away at Kootenay
Boundary Hospital in Trail, bc, on
Wednesday, October 27, 2004. John was predeceased by wife Margaret, and brother
David of Vancouver. He is survived by his sister Dorothy (John Howell), of West
Winter 2005   Trek   51 «
III MEMORIAM
Vancouver, his brother Ronald (Gwen), of
Southfield Massachusetts, sister-in-law
Patricia Melvin of Vancouver, daughters Jean
Melvin of Victoria, and Barbara Nymark of
Victoria-by-the-Sea, pei, as well as grandsons
Forest Nymark of Banff, and Brook Nymark
of Toronto.
John was a Life Member of the
Association of Professional Engineers and the
Canadian Professional Engineers and
Geoscientists. After graduating from UBC in
936, he worked in Stewart and Hazleton
d in 1943 moved to Trail where he worked
for CMStS/Cominco/Teck Cominco for 42
years. Upon his retirement, be was
Superintendent ofthe Refining Division.
John was highly respected by his professional
colleagues and those who worked under his
supervision at Cominco.
John was active in Knox/Trail United
Chutch for many years. His passion for
choral music and bis rich baritone voice were
a part of the Trail Male Voice Choir and
Trail Harmony Choral Society for 44 years.
Thtoughout his life, John was an avid golfer,
curler, boater and always hopeful fisherman.
His summers were spent puttering around at
his summer place on Kootenay Lake, where,
in true engineer style, he fixed, adapted,
enhanced and fine tuned anything that had
valves, wites, gaskets or switches.
A generous and thoughtful person by
nature, John gave his time and resources to
individuals, causes and charities. A private
service and family gathering will be held in
the spring / summer of 2005 at the family's
cabin on the Kootenay Lake.
Roy Andrew Nodwcll, PHD'56
Roy died peacefully on June 30, 2004, with
family by his side. Predeceased by Marion,
his wife of 60 years, he is survived by his
three daughters, Ann (Dean), Audrey (Alan),
Marcia (Ron); by his son Bruce (Margarita);
and by his seven grandchildren.
Born in 1918 in Asquith, Saskatchewan,
Roy earned an engineering degree at U Sask
in 1940. He worked for a number of years,
then returned to UBC for his phd. In i960,
he joined the physics department, where he
spent 23 years in teaching and conducting
research in plasma physics, eventually
becoming head of the department. He was a
passionate advocate of pure science and
research.
Roy was an early advocate of cooperation
between the university and the private sector
in the practical application of research. In his
retirement years, with some of his graduate
students, he started two successful high tech
nology companies, tir Systems and Vortek
Industries. As a result, the Science Council of
BC awarded him its Gold Medal in 1987,
recognizing his unique contribution to technology transfer.
Josephine W. Par ham BA'41
Josephine "Jo" W. Parham (Weldon), of Los
Osos, passed away peacefully on September
n, 2004. She was a 33-year resident of San
Luis Obispo County, California. She was
bom in Vancouver on December 1, J9T9,
and, after UBC, taught high school in the
Vancouver school system. She was a member
of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.
Jo and her husband, Donald, moved to the
us at the end of wwn, living first in New
Jersey and then in Tennessee before retiring
to Baywood Park, California, in 1972. She
was a longtime active member of the
University Woman's Club, both in New
Jersey and California. She loved the beauty of
nature and actively supported many conservation projects. She was a member of the
Morro Bay Audubon Society and the Central
Coast Natural History Association. She loved
birding and participated in many bitding
expeditions, in the course of which she accumulated a credible life list of bird sightings.
She loved to travel and explored many parts
of the world with Don.
Survivingjo are her husband of 61 years,
Donald; three children - Wendy Parham of
Leslie, Arkansas, Roxan Parham of Los
Angeles and Richard Parham and wife
Carolyn of Santa Clara; and two grandchildren, Allison and David of Santa Clara. She
was preceded in death by three sisters and
one brother.
William P. Paterson BA'49, BSw'50, MSC'53
Bill attended UBC after serving with the
RCAF. After a year as a social worker on
Vancouver's Skid Row, he was awarded a
CMHC Fellowship to study in a new two-year
course that became UBC's Master's program
in Community and Regional Planning under
Professor Peter Oberlander.
In 1942 Bill and his two younget brothers
52   Trek   Winter 2005 were on the last ship out of England carrying
evacuee childten to safety in Canada. He
joined the RCAF and flew back across the
Atlantic to participate in wwn.
Bill was the first planner for the municipality of West Vancouver, where he put into
practice all aspects of his profession from
traffic studies to zoning changes. In 1962 he
embarked on a different type of planning
career with the United Nations housing study
in Pott of Spain, Trinidad. He joined the UN
centre fot Housing, Building and Planning in
New York in 1965. From 1967 to ty72 he
was the Project Manager in Jamaica for
national, regional and urban plans under
Minister of Finance and Planning. In 1972 he
worked with local staff in Uganda. In 1973
he was assigned to Mindinao for three years
as resident planner.
In 1976 he was assigned project manager
at the University of the Phillipines to assist
the Institute of Environmental Planning.
From 1978  to 1980 he became Project
Manager of the UN Master Plan for metropolitan Lagos. After a short term consultancy
on a post hurricane project in St. Lucia he
returned to Vancouver in 1981 to assist the
GVRD with the Pacific Rim Conference. He
taught on temporary assignment at UBC in
the spring of 1981 and was back on the
Solomon Islands, 1981-1983 and to Jamaica
at the request of Prime Minister E. Seaga as
cta of Integrated Development Plans.
Bill retired from the UN in 1985. He and
his beloved wife Betty lived in Victoria for a
few years and then returned to East Sussex in
the UK for the temainder of their lives. Bill
died on the 18th of July, 2004, leaving his
loving wife Betty, daughters Anne and Jane,
two well-loved grandchildren, and a myriad
of bereaved friends.
Frank Phillips BCOM'47
Frank Alan Phillips, beloved husband of Gay
Phillips of Calgary, passed away from prolonged Alzheimer's disease at the Colonel
Belcher Cate Centre, August 6, 2004, aged
87. Frank was born in Hazeiton, BC, in
1917. In 1939, while studying at UBC, he
joined the rotc and was called into service
in 1940. Frank served three years overseas
with the BC regiment in the tank corp. He
was twice wounded, once in France and once
in Germany, where  he lost his left leg. Upon
graduation, Frank was employed by Shell
Canada. At the time of his retirement in
1978, he was comptroller, treasurer and
directot of Shell Canada.
Frank served as director of the Easter
Seals Society (1972), ptesident of the United
Way of Calgary (1977-79) and the third president of financial executives. He was a member of the War Amps of Canada, Calgary
West Rotary Club, Earl Grey Golf Club and
attended St. Laurence Anglican Church.
Frank enjoyed travelling, books, music,
golf and conversation with his many friends.
For the past 20 years he lived between
Calgary, Yakima, wa and Maui. He is survived by wife Gay, children Alice (Mike)
Campbell of Adelaide, Australia; Frances
(Stephen) Pickett of Vancouver; Tom (Susan),
Robert (Melissa) of Btookfield, MA; Doug
(Paula) Dawley of Portland, OR; and Gregg
(Kris) Dawley of Ross, CA. He leaves 14
grandchildren: Robert (Tina) Campbell,
Mary (Kevin) Levere, Patrick and Laura
McKnight, Rachel and Blair Phillips, Martha,
Ian, and Graham Phillips, Lia, Ella and Clar,
Dawley, and Will and Emma Dawley,
Frank was predeceased by his first wife,
Myrtle, of 41 years and mother of his children, sister Grace and brother Bob. Frank's
family wish to thank the staff at the Colonel
Belchet Care Centre for their loving care.
Robert Douglas Thomas MBA'56
After graduating with honours from Victoria
College, University of Toronto, he qualified
as a CA with Clarkson Cordon in 1950 and
spent the next four years teaching at UBC.
He also earned his mba, then returned to
Toronto where he joined Riddell, Stead,
Graham and Hutchison to take charge of
training. He became a partner of the firm
when he was 33.
In i960 he joined the Canadian Institute
of Chartered Accountants as executive direc
tor and director of research. When the cica's
operational structure was reorganized ti
years latet so that more resources could be
devoted to Canada's gtowing reputation in
the standatd-sctting field, he relinquished his
administrative position to become general
director of Research, Under his leadership
research again became the institute's most
significant activity. Research and international accounting standards were perhaps the
areas closest to his heart, but on the national
scene the introduction in 1967 ofthe CiCA
handbook and the subsequent recognition of
its recommendations in various provincial
and federal statutes, including legislation to
protect pensions in Canada, gave Canada a
product unique in the world at that time.
And the accomplishment gave bim a sense of
great personal satisfaction.
In 1981, all organizations in the public and
not-for-profit sectors in Canada accepted the
principles of the handbook, as well. On the
international scene he was ctedited with
involving Canada on the standard-setting
map, and Canada has ranked among the
world's best, becoming a world leader in the
harmonization of standards. In 1966, the
Institutes of Canada, the United Kingdom in MEMORIAM
and the USA formed the Accounting
International Study Group (aisg) and from
1972-80, Robert was Canada's representative
on this body.
Robert was a man of unswerving integrity,
was approachable and and humorous, with
the ability to find consensus among conflicting parties. In a dedication to him on his
retirement in 1985, he was described as "a
ttue professional, a gentleman, and a friend.
Ron Thorsen BFL'71, MPE'73
Ron died in early December at age 56. He
was one of the all-time great Thunderbirds.
Thorsen was UBC's premier basketball player
from 1967 through 1972, leading the 'Birds
to two national championships and setting
several long standing UBC scoring records.
As one of the finest guards in the country, ■He
became in 1973 the only Thunderbird ever to
be drafted by the NBA, going 209th overall.
After graduating in 1972, he coached the
UBC women's basketball team, winning a
Canadian championship in 1974, while at the
same time playing international basketball
competition with Canada's national team.
The former Prince George high school star
and provincial mvp coached and taught in bc
schools in tecent years before settling with
his son in Everett Washington, where he died.
In April 1993 Thorsen was among the
inaugural inductees into UBC's Sports Hall of
Fame.
Hugh Venablcs BrE'62
Hugh passed away suddenly and peacefully
in his sleep at home in Gibsons on May 5,
2004. He was born in Vancouver January 24,
1935. He is survived by wife Lucette; first
wife Sandta and their children Tom, Suzanne
(Mark) Slattery, and Stacey, of North
Vancouver and Kamloops; and stepsons Jean
Luc and Yvan Perignon of Montreal. He also
leaves his sister Daphne Hayden, six nieces
and nephews and five step-grandchildren.
. y:yy
Hugh's life centered around teaching, from
a one-room elementary school in the East
Kootenays, to teaching Physical Education at
Point Grey Secondary School, to finally
becoming an instructor in the Physical
Education department at Langara College.
In the late'7os, Hugh was instrumental in
coordinating Action BC, a program focused
on promoting physical fitness and healthy
living for the general populace.
Aftet Action BC, Hugh worked for icbc in
the Traffic Safety Division where his creativity and leadership qualities flourished. He
retired from icbc in 1995. Throughout his
long career, Hugh earned the respect and loyalty of his colleagues for his hard work, dedication and quiet humor. In his retirement, he
devoted his time to his loving wife Lucette of
23 years, to his abundant garden, to his lovely home in Gibsons, and to his golf game.
His sudden passing was a great shock to
his family and friends. He will be greatly
missed. We can only conclude that his humble, kind and capable soul was needed elsewhere for a greater purpose.
Graeme Hutton Vance bsc(agr)'74
Graeme was born in 1939 and died in
November 2003 in New South Wales,
Australia. In between, he attended UBC
where he made a significant contribution to
the quality of life enjoyed by students of both
his, and later, generations.
Graeme came to Canada in i960 to study
farm engineering and economics, subjects not
then available in Australia. He enrolled in
Agriculture but quickly turned his interests
toward student affairs, becoming the first foreign born Aggie rep on the ams Council. Like
many student leaders of the day, Gtaeme pursued two "degrees" - one in a formal academic field and the other in student leadership,
In the 1960s, the student building was
Brock Hall. Although a facility with great
traditions, it was too small to adequately
serve the university's 20,000 students. The
ams took on the challenge of funding a new
student building. Graeme hecame so involved
in tbc development and building of sub that
he left his studies and position of ams student rep to manage the construction and
administration ofthe new facility.
In 1977, Graeme married fellow UBC
graduate Sally Gregson. They moved to
Australia where Graeme, Sally, and his parents purchased a 5,013 acre sheep and cattle
station in New South Wales. For 12 years
they raised fine wool merinos and Hereford
cows. In the following years Graeme continued to use his UBC Agriculture degiee to
improve farming in Australia.
Gtaeme was an active volunteer. While in
Vancouver he learned to scuba dive. For
many years Graeme volunteered teaching diving courses. The water, with its spectacular
vistas, attracted him almost as much as the
land. On land or in the water Graeme loved
exploring. He taught others to appteciate the
beauty ofthe journey rather than just pushing for the destination. Graeme spent most of
2000 in Sydney volunteering with the
Olympic and Para Olympic games. Prior to
his death, Gtaeme devoted his volunteer
54   Trek   Winter 2005 activities to the Salvation Atmy.
In the years since Graeme left UBC, successive generations of students have made sub
their out-of-class home. Graeme managed
sub during the day and spent evenings talking with students using the new building to
better ascertain their service and program
needs, sub remains the largest building built
and tun by students in Canada. The building
is a testimonial to the role students have
played over the years to improve the quality
of student life at UBC.
Jean Woodrow BA'26
Jean passed away on June 11,1004, at vch.
She was 97. Born in Vancouver, tbc only
child of Jessie MacLean and John Woodrow,
Jean was a niece of Hon. J. Duncan
MacLean, BC's premier in 1827-28.
After receiving her degree at 19, Jean
obtained a master's degree in library science
at the University of Washington, then took
further studies from 1930 to 1931 at
I.'Universitee de Paris. Making later visits to
France, Jean sponsored a French girl who
now has a family of her own.
As librarian at King Edward High School,
Jean used her teaching and musical skills in
directing various school choirs and operetta
productions. She encouraged many young
people to continue in music and has left a
bequest to the UBC music faculty for music
students. The last few years of her more than
30-year teaching career were at Eric Hamber
Secondary School, She was an enthusiastic
photographer of nature and spent many vacations in the Canadian Rockies with her camera. In retirement, Jean often gave slide-
shows and was a volunteer "flower lady" at
vgh. She was an avid reader to the end of her
life.
Jean had many friends at Mount Pleasant,
Central and Kerrisdale Presbyterian churches
and was soprano soloist in their choirs.
Disposing of her entire estate, Jean leaves
bequests to several worthy beneficiaries,
including her church and the Vancouver
School of Theology Library.
Charles A. Young tt.B'75, LLM'76
Charlie Young died in a charity bicycle ride
on August 28, 2004, in Fort Collins,
Colorado.
After graduating from UBC, Charlie
moved with his wife, Lucy Fox MSc'76, to
Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he became
a legislative draftsman for the New Mexico
state government and she attended the
University of New Mexico School of
Medicine. He eventually developed a career
as a lobbyist in the state for the health care
and automotive dealership areas.
Chatlie was a dedicated long distance run-
ner with many Pike's Peak marathons under
his belt, a long distance cyclist and rescuer of
Labrador retrievers when be wasn't busy
exercising his life-long curiosity as a political
maven.
Nancy Jean Zwolinski (Rennie) BA'49
Nancy Jean Wolinski of Westport,
Connecticut, wife of Janusz Jan Zwolinski,
died on October 14, 2004, aged 77, in
Norwalk Hospital. Nancy was born in New
Westminster and was a resident of Westport
for the past 42 years.
At UBC, she was affiliated with Gamma
Phi Beta Sorority. After graduating, she left
for Bermuda, Europe and England where she
worked as a medical technician in London,
and met and married Janusz. In 1954, they
returned to Canada where three of their six
children were born. In i960, they moved to a
house in Westport that remained their home
to the present time.
During various stages of her husband's
career, Nancy traveled extensively with him.
She was interested in the various cultures, art
activities, customs and histories of countries
she visited and communicated her observations to het family in long letters written during her travels. She was very understanding
and imaginative and liked all the different
peoples that she met. Her manners, behaviour and attitude were unparalleled in a qui
and unobtrusive manner. In ber latter years
she was afflicted by rheumatoid arthritis,
which in no way prevented her from continuing her family activities and other interests, the
most significant of these being the provision of
support and services to families affected by
mental illness. In addition to Nancy's husband,
survivor's include sons Christopher (Janet) of
Sydney, Austtalia, Rennie of Westport, and
James of New York City; daughters Nina
Wolinski, BSN'77, (Steven) of Westport, Claire
Merrill (John) of Englewood, New Jersey, and
Eve Zwolinski of Westport; and six grand children, Emily, Lia, Franccsca, Olivia, Abigail and
Lilly. Charitable donations in Nancy's memory
may be made to The National Association of
Mental Illness (Connecticut chapter); nami-ct,
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