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Volume 32, Number 2, Summer 1978
British Columbia's Open
Learning Institute
Clive Cocking
Tim Padmore
Not a Red Pass, But a Red Passageway
Viveca Ohm
Winner of the 1978 Chronicle
Creative Writing Competition
Theo Collins
EDITOR Susan Jamieson MeLarnon, BA'65
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Christopher J. Milter (BA, Queen's)
COVER Annette Bruekelman
Editorial Committee
Dr. Joseph Katz, Chair; Dr. Marcia Boyd, MA'74; Paul Hazell,
BCom'60; Harry Franklin, BA'49; Geoff Hancock, BFA'73,
MFA'75; Michael W.Hunter, BA'63,LLB'67; Murray McMillan;
Bel Nemetz, BA'35; Lorraine Shore, BA'67; Dr. Ross Stewart,
BA'46, MA'48; Nancy Woo, BA'69.
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In times of economic stress, each one of us is faced with the
difficulties brought about by tight money, unemployment and
some infringement on the privileges we all enjoy. This coming
year does not seem to promise relief from the basic global
economic problems of recent times. While many of us complain
or express negative opinions as to how we are affected
personally by this condition, few of us give any consideration to
the challenge and opportunity that difficult times can present.
As one ofthe more than 85,000 graduates from this university,
55,000 of whom live in B.C., it is your responsibility to accept
this challenge and to become involved in its solution.
Our motto "Tuum Est" — it's up to you — I hope, should
suggest to you that the need for your participation and support
of higher education did not cease on the day of your graduation.
Your education is an experience through learning, that allows
you to participate in the changes that shape our economic and
social destiny. Education is not intended to provide you with a
right to employment;, but to provide a stepping stone to your
qualification to pursue a chosen career.
Some of those who have risen to the challenge are alumni
representatives on our board of governors and senate. On June
2nd, 1978 Hon. Jack V. CSyne, BA'23, who is a former member
of the B.C. supreme court and a retired chairman of MacMillan
Bloedel Limited was installed as chancellor for a term of three
years. Mr. Clyne was a participant in the 1922 Great Trek,
which resulted in the completion of construction ofthe first
Point Grey campus buildings and the move to the campus in
1925. He succeeds Donovan Miller, BCom'48, the 1960-61
president ofthe alumni association.
A second welcome recent announcement was the
appointment of Dr. William C. Gibson, BA'33 as chairman of
the Universities Council of B.C. For many years Dr. Gibson,
who is well-known for his work in neurological research and
psychiatry, headed the UBC Kinsmen laboratory. A
past-president ofthe alumni association, he resigned as head of
the department ofthe history of science and medicine at UBC
to take up his new post. He succeeds Dr. William Armstrong
who has been chairman ofthe council since it was established in
1974 and is a former dean of applied science and deputy
president of UBC.
Your alumni association will exercise its greatest effort this
year to bring its members more closely together. Regretfully
funds may not be available to support every program we have
been accustomed to providing and this year we will be
concentrating on improving the quality of programs, perhaps at
the expense of quantity. To this end we welcome your
suggestions and your participation wherever you may reside. I
might add the time donated by a volunteer greatly enhances our
ability to serve our alumni members, the university and the
One of this coming year's major events is Open House, to be
held in March 1979. This is a date that should be circled on
your calendar. It is an opportunity not only for the university to
demonstrate its offerings to the community but also a chance
for you to acquaint our coming generations with a taste ofthe
wide variety of subjects that higher education has to offer.
In a few weeks the new board of management will be meeting
to acquaint itself with programs that are planned for the coming
year. I would like to express my personal thanks to all those
members who permitted their names to stand in the recent
election for membership on the board. I wish all our aiumni,
volunteers and participants an interesting and rewarding year.
PaulL. Hazell, BCom'60
President, 1978-79  British Columbia's
i yen Learning Institute:
C!«ve Cocking
To Dr. Pat McGeer, the image clearly
has great political sex appeal. For so
long the lean, jut-jawed, smoothly
articulate former brain researcher, now
education minister, had been sniped at by
his critics in the legislature and the news
media for being "elitist." Now, suddenly,
here he is apparently bucking the resistance of a status quo-comfy academic establishment to bring a vast cornucopia of
educational opportunities to the people —
to the educationally-deprived whether in
Atlin, Pouce Coupe or Surrey — through
a new multi-media Open Learning Institute. Dr. Pat McGeer, the people's educa-
-' tion minister. With academics being
somewhat unloved these days, it is, you
have to admit, a politically attractive
"I was under no illusion that the re-
I jsponse to the open university concept
Igpould be greeted any differently here
'■than it was when Harold Wilson intro-
■ t duced it in Britain," said McGeer in an
' interview, speaking of reaction to his
,  plans. "The opposition of the education
establishment immediately surfaced. One
section of the education establishment
,waots to kill off anything new that competes with their programs, another wants
to kill off anything that competes with
Oeirs. In fact, it will compete with none
'oi ihem but will enhance what they all
Ir-ive to offer. What I've tried to get across
f-   he people of B.C. is that we're going to
r   °y here the same achievements and
• ' cess that the people of the United
\  <<£?dom enjoyed."
es, well. The question, as it so often is
'' ' 'olitics, is whether the image corres-
h to the reality. Is Dr. McGeer fight-
1     a lonely, heroic battle to give more
s ational opportunities to the people in
face of foot-dragging opposition by
'ation's vested interests who are afraid
Heir jobs and their cushy little em-
J Has there really been all that much
a nee to the Open Learning Insti-
Or has Dr. McGeer set up a conve-
i straw man to buffet about and use as
justification for acting unilaterally — and
for scoring political points?
There is no denying, of course, that
academia has been rife with confusion and
controversy ever since that late February
day when Dr. McGeer publicly announced plans to establish an Open
Learning Institute. In very general terms,
he revealed that the institution would use
a variety of educational modes and communications media to bring educational
programs to people all over B.C. who, for
a variety of reasons, are now unable to
attend conventional courses. At the same
time, the minister signed a "letter of interest" with Sir Walter Perry, vice-
chancellor of Britain's Open University —
who was in Vancouver as the Wesbrook
Memorial lecturer to address a UBC
Alumni Association sponsored dinner —
in which the education ministry expressed
its intention to contract for OU consultants and course materials to help in establishing B.C.'s new institute.
But any compliments for the plan —-
which has solid merit and undeniable
public appeal—were quickly drowned by
protest from the three university presidents and the Universities Council of B.C.
that they were not consulted by the education ministry in making- the decision.
Education minister ..McGeer countered
that the council and the universities had
indeed been "thoroughly briefed" by deputy minister Dr. Walter Hardwick.
While acknowledging that they had been
informed prior to the announcement, the
council and the university presidents still
pointedly maintain that this is not the
same as being consulted or involved in the
In any case, the generality of McGeer's
initial announcement raised more questions than were answered — regarding the
validity of the institute's approach, the
use of television, the program emphasis
and the cost — and many of which remain
to be answered. The university presidents
are certainly miffed and frustrated at the
way such an important decision — one
which inevitably will affect all of higher
education — was taken, but they firmly
deny being opposed to the Open Learning
"There's been a lot of questions, but I
wouldn't interpret those questions as resistance," says University of B.C. president Dr. Douglas Kenny. "My view is
that there's no doubt that the OU in England is a success and that potentially it
could be a success here, depending on the
way it's operated."
Simon Fraser University president Dr.
Pauline Jewett strongly disagrees with
McGeer's analogy between B.C. and Britain in the responses to the open learning
concept. "In Britain, the Labour government of the day asked all the established universities if they would do this
and they declined and that's why it started
as a separate institution. Here both this
and the previous government have been
urging us to do this and in my case it
didn't take much urging. I was anxious for
us to both open up our own campus and to
go off campus — either physically send
our people off campus or develop correspondence courses or whatever. So you
didn't have this bitter resistance and it
really infuriates me when I read in the
paper about how these elitist institutions
won't respond to needs. I don't think
that's true."
The controversy and confusion on the
higher education front this spring has, in
fact, been the natural result ofthe imperious style of the current education ministry. It is run by two UBC professors — on
leave of absence — with strong backgrounds in higher education — neurological scientist Pat McGeer and his deputy minister, Walter Hardwick, a geographer, contributor to the Macdonald Report on Higher Education, education consultant to the Barrett government — both
of whom have very definite ideas on education and are extremely confident (and
that may be an understatement) that they
know what needs to be done.
They have presided over a ministry
5 The Open Learning Institute
is, potentially, one ofthe
most progressive, important
developments in B.C.
which has been very active in independently launching initiatives in higher education which seem to be related, but
exactly how has not yet been spelled out.
They include: the Winegard Commission
which recommended establishment of a
new Interior university as an offshoot of
SFU, a proposal which (despite SFU's
willingness) has not been acted upon; the
Interior University Programs Board to
plan and coordinate university programs
for non-metropolitan B.C.; a study of distance education delivery headed by consultant Pat Carney whose report released
in February recommended a multi-
faceted delivery system (similar to the announced Open Learning Institute); an
application to the Canadian Radio-
Television Commission for an educational
television channel; new legislation replacing 14 community college councils with
three province-wide councils to govern
the colleges; and, most important of all,
the new Open Learning Institute. How all.
these pieces fit into a new scheme for
higher education is a mystery even to
those who should be part ofthe planning.
"There are so many balls up in the air at
the same time," admitted Gerry
Schwartz, Universities Council executive
director, "that there is some concern in
the education environment that they may
come tumbling down on our heads rather
than falling into a neat format."
The point is that it's all been an absurd,
dismal and unnecessary flap. McGeer
may have scored some political points in
the Interior in how he played the news of
the Open Learning Institute, but in so
6  Chronicle/Summer, 1978
doing he's given his institute a messy, faltering start on life. Where there should
have been praise there was controversy;
where there should have been excitement
there was confusion: a dubious baptism it
will take some time and effort to overcome. And that's sad because the Open
Learning Institute is, potentially, one of
the most progressive, important developments in B.C. education.
What, exactly, is the Open Learning
Institute to be? Until education minister
McGeer described the government's
Open Learning Institute plans to the
legislature in mid-April — in fact, his first
truly explicit, extensive public statement
— the answer to that question was
shrouded in ambiguity and misconceptions. Two misconceptions which appeared most frequently in the newspapers
were that it was to be an "open university"
or a "televised university system." The
mandate, in fact, is far broader than this,
making it a unique concept in Canada, if
not North America.
As McGeer told the legislature, the institute would offer a complete range of
post-secondary programs from basic vocational to career upgrading to university
degree courses. "The mission of this
Open Learning Institute," he said, "will
be to develop, distribute and provide
courses and programs of study in these
areas: first, academic transfer courses for
first and second year [university]; second,
academic courses for' third and fourth
year; third, career and vocational programs leading to appropriate certificates
and qualifications; fourth, career and vocational upgrading courses and programs;
fifth, adult basic education leading to or
related to appropriate certificates or qualifications; sixth, community education
courses and programs related to local and
provincial interests and needs."
The open learning concept essentially
reflects education's response to the unique conditions of the Seventies.
Pioneered by Britain's Open University
and now increasingly copied around the
world, it is an attempt to do what
educators have long recommended: to
skilfully unite the best pedagogical
techniques with the latest advances in
communication, it is also, of course, an
attempt in a period of high cost to (ideally)
reach more people with limited education
budgets than would apparently be possible with conventional methods.
B.C.'s Open Learning Institute is also,
it seems, a response to some social trends
underway in the province. University and
college enrolment trends, according to the
Carney report, indicate a decline in the
increase of young college-age students
and an increase in the number of mature
students: the average age now of part-time
college students is over 30. While full-
time post-secondary enrolments are currently either stationary or declining, there
has been a steady increase in recent years
in the number of people taking part-time
courses. With the expectation for ,l0i ''„
economic growth into the 1980s, the 3ai l
ney report suggests the Open Lear lit s
Institute's function of providing part- in' ;
retraining and upgrading programs on .*
be vital in enabling many peopl; i
obtain/retain employment or achieve ai ,\
vancement. "•*
So the main aims ofthe Open Lear lie1 \
Institute are not only to respond to t ies! l
conditions, but to give educational op joi  \
tunities to people who, for geographic d«' I
social circumstances, have been unab e ti i
take advantage of conventional progr; ml
Interior residents particularly have oif,
felt bitterly resentful, as the Universitit
Council discovered in a tour in June
1977, at being deprived ofthe many post \
secondary educational opportunities read
ily available in the Lower Mainland. A Hi'
all, the institute is intended to serve mani
types of people: they may be farmers liij
ing in isolated communities; they may b V"
shift workers in a pulp mill or seasoni,/g •
workers like fishermen; they may h  L
housewives stuck in the suburbs; the k
may be physically handicapped or in' <
stitutionalized; they may be high schoo1 j
dropouts looking for a second chance; <y
they may be people from different cul'v,^
tural backgrounds who are intimidated b(>,)r!
the thought of attending existing institi,' *'S1
tions; or they may be individuals wht J*
simply want to learn at their own pace, f   ^
Rather than drawing students in, as iii l( j
the traditional bricks-and-mortar ap; %
proach, the institute's mandate is to reacf if ?
out to students with the latest communis^ u
cations media. Depending on the prog^c
ram, as the Carney report outlined, oneoH|
more ofthe following instructional mode $ J
could be used: sophisticated print corres[*tJ
pondence materials; cable and over-the'l
air television programs; audio and videoj '*]
tape lectures; satellites for inter-activt y
audio   and   television   instruction ^
computer-assisted learning; telephone |
tutoring and class discussions; and face ^
to-face tutoring and weekend seminars a |
learning centres. The important point j fy
that it is not to be primarily a television, | J
based system. , w'
In Britain's Open University, to whicl'' '1
Dr. McGeer and Dr. Hardwick have'^
looked as a basic model, television in, 11
struction plays a minor role. The OU rei '>,
lies largely on well-designed correspon   '(
dence materials and a network of tutors < I
Television has limited effectiveness and is' ^
too expensive to be used exclusively: its' -^
cost is something like seven times thai off *
radio and 20 times that of print. It's :x *
pected that television will similarly be an
ciliary in B.C.'s Open Learning Institute! ri
The British Open University has been \
particularly looked to, according to, \
McGeer, because of its success in demonstrating that high quality education,
can be provided without reliance on traditional face-to-face instruction. (The OU
now has 75,000 students and since its in-'
ception seven years ago it has awarded 2    '00 degrees, which are completely ac-
i    , ed in Britain's university system.) But
I     can only be achieved with sophisti-
1 c    -d, skilfully prepared course materials.
he cooperative arrangement that is be-
j    developed with the Open University is
i   iided to give B.C. the benefit of OU
i   ■ irtise and the cost saving of buying
I   ;ady proven course materials. "It's not
^   .ting a foreign educational system on
rr   i ?sh Columbia," McGeer told the legis-
j .ire. "What we are doing is entering as
*,  ,mers into a world-wide enterprise of
\   paring these open-learning materials.
j r a cannot use traditional textbooks; you
jcjtmot use any ofthe traditional methods
v&ud succeed. The cost of putting together
>k quality course, whether it's at the university or at a vocational level, may run
"kvto the millions — $2 million or more for
"k single course. It's quite beyond the
capability of a province like British Col-
bia to provide the full array of mate-
that our citizens will require. There-
bre we must enter into partnership with
It's envisaged, in other words, that the
n Learning Institute will ransack the
rid to obtain top quality learning mate-
from other similar institutions -—
as Alberta's Athabasca University
d California's Coastline Community
liege — on the most economic terms.
B.C.'s Open Learning Institute will also,
as it gets underway, produce some of its
wn course packages and which, accord-
to McGeer, must be of high enough
quality to be sold to other institutions in
world. One ofthe first areas the institute may get into is production of vocational course material, since there is less of
this available than academic material.
Distance — or opien — learning is not
completely new to British Columbia. In
fact, it may come as a surprise to the public to learn how much is already underway: 7,000 people are now taking various
types of home-based courses offered by
public institutions. While UBC has offered a fine arts course on local cablevision
and SFU offers some arts and education
courses in Okanagan communities, the
main effort so far has been carried on by
five 14 community colleges, many of
which serve vast areas. The colleges have
both developed their own learning mate-
oAh and are already using materials ob-
1 ned from Athabasca University, vari-
v"i,t U.S. institutions and Britain's Open
' -liversity.
>ome examples. North Island College,
ikh is very extensively involved in dis-
11 ce learning,  tutors  students on
•-•'boats and in logging camps by radio
?rphone. Malaspina College runs a
. aing centre in a shopping mall for shift
<rkers. New Caledonia College runs a
Wing program on site at various points
" sis region using a specially-equipped
«4er. The same college has given video-
»">«-d psychology lectures, with tutorial
'- '-port, in Burns Lake. And the B.C.
Institute of Technology has initiated an
experiment using computers to teach
math after hours.
So it should not have come as a surprise
to education minister McGeer, when he
appeared before 40 college principals and
senior faculty at a conference at Douglas
College in March, that community college
representatives had some serious questions about the role and function of the
new Open Learning Institute. They expressed concern particularly as to which
segment of the population the new institute would be aimed at, what would be the
emphasis of the core curriculum, how
would the institute relate to the colleges'
effort in distance education —- would
there be any role left for the colleges?
The Open Learning Institute, McGeer
replied, was not being established to
compete with existing colleges or universities. But one of the problems, he said,
with distance education programs now is
that they are "uncoordinated and from a
public point of view invisible". The institute will provide an identifiable centre for
home-based study and will collaborate
and cooperate with existing programs in a
coherent province-wide effort. Colleges
will be able to continue to meet local needs
in distance education with their own
The colleges, Dr. McGeer stressed,
would not be forced to do anything they
do not want to do. But the Open Learning
Institute, by producing its own sophisticated learning materials and accumulating others from around the world, will
become a valuable storehouse for the colleges or universities to tap, as has happened in Britain where Open University
course materials are now widely used in
established universities. The institute will
make available to them material that they
would either not otherwise be aware of or
able to afford.
"The institute will make it practical,"
McGeer said in an interview, "for the colleges to run very small courses on a cost-
effective basis where otherwise they
would not be able to do so. It will really
broaden the horizons of existing institutions to a remarkable degree. It will be
possible for one instructor to offer a whole
variety of these Open Learning Institute
courses on a tutorial basis instead of offering just one. Many ofthe colleges were so
paralyzed with fear of competition that
they didn't see that."
The concerns about the role of the
Open Learning Institute and its relationship with the rest of post-secondary education will be resolved, according to
McGeer, in the detailed planning process
recently begun. The planning group is
composed of education ministry officials
and representatives of universities, colleges and institutes. The institute will operate under the Colleges and Provincial
Institutes Act with its own principal and
board of governors. Its first year budget
will be a relatively small $2.4 million.
The open learning concept
reflects education's response
to the unique conditions of
the Seventies.  '
The Open Learning Institute will begin
modestly, it may only involve a couple of
thousand students in initial years, but
McGeer is very confident that it will ultimately have a great impact. "It will be the
greatest advance in education in B.C. in
50 years because it will reach a segment of
the population which is now alienated
from the post^-secondary system for geographical, psychological, social or financial
reasons. It will achieve a great unmet concept of education, which is that it should
be available to individuals regardless of
their station in life as a means of improving their position in life. The Open Learning Institute's importance will stretch
beyond education: it's going to make for
genuine democracy in the education
There are many others who also hope
this will prove true. But this is not likely
to happen without the .cooperation and
involvement of all segments of post-
secondary education which, despite Dr.
McGeer's comments about "opposition",
have already with their own programs
demonstrated wide support for open
learning. The biggest threat to the success
of the Open Learning Institute is education minister McGeer's pronounced tendency to centralize decision-making in his
ministry. You can't have an "open" learning institute without opening up the
decision-making process to the educators
involved: the other way is elitist. □
Drs. Kenny, McGeer and Hardwick and
Pat Carney are ail UBC alumni, as is the
author, Clive Cocking, a former editor of
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] ive professor James Duncan three
s j   f stereoscopic views and a place to
1 stand and he will machine the
;'" "We can make almost anything with
jthis program," he says expansively, waving his hand at a "museum" of objects
/f^-Hed by a unique automatic machining
-.ess developed by Duncan and other
C researchers. There was a model of a
ing ship, a human foot, a water jug, an
..mobile tail light, the heel of a shoe,
'plete with the manufacturer's
'imark and tread design — carved
■>i wood or plastic by a sculptor not of
1 but of hardened steel and inspired
'••>y the Muse but by computer punch
imputer-guided machining is a
th industry these days as companies
economic ways to speed production.
UBC technique, called Polyhedral
FM), is especially exciting because of
•iility to reproduce very complex sur
faces and to accept virtually any kind of
input — even artists' sketches — as a
starting point, Duncan said in an interview.
The most recent application of the
method has been the making of cosmetically pleasing and anatomically accurate
artificial limbs. The project, a collaboration between the faculties of engineering
and medicine, has been supported by the
Workers' Compensation Board, which
would like to find ways of reducing the
costs — typically $600 to $700 — of fashioning such limbs by hand. Duncan, a
professor of mechanical engineering who
steps down after 12 years as head of the
department at the end of June, his colleague Geoff Vickers, James Foort, director of prosthetics and orthotics research in
the division of orthopedics and Frank P.
Patterson, head of the department of
surgery, cooperated in the project, in
which a young woman who had lost her
leg below the knee was fitted with a
prothesis closely matching the original.
The first step was'to take Moire photographs of her sound leg. The photos
exploit so-called Moire patterns, seen
when two regular arrays'of lines or dots
overlap. Most people have seen Moire
The computer machining process starts with
Moire photographs ofthe subject (in this
case, laboratory technician David Camp,
on the opposite page). The information
derived from the resulting pattern, much like
a contour map, is converted by the computer
to punch tape, which when used in a
numerically-controlled milling machine, like
the one James Duncan is operating, above,
will produce a mirror image ofthe original
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Tto exhibits from theSi museum" of
machined objects: A sleek model of a Viking
ship hull and three foam skulls, illustrating
the advance in milling techniques. On the
left, coarse cutting on the forehead, finer
work on the chin; carving is finished on the
right; the addition of some sanding and
paint produced the middle one.
stripes produced by a window screen
overlapping either another screen o;r its
own shadow, and editors are familiar v\ ith
the patterns of Mobs or stripes that app ;ai
v^faen they attempt to reprint pictures
clipped from another magazine — the result of interference between patterns of
dots generated in the printing process
In the UBC machine the limb to be
photographed is supported under a f ne
grid of wires and lit and viewed, fnm
above. Where the wires cross the shade ws
of wires, the eye (or camera) sees a darken-
ing. The total effect is like a contour m. .p,
with the hills and valleys ofthe body defined by concentric ovals of light and
dark. The patterns are, in fact, contcur
maps, although the elevations cannot be
read off as simply as with a standard map.
A computer makes short work of the
complications, however. A few secords
and stored in the computer memory are
thousands of numbers' representing a
mesh of points on the surface ofthe limb,
The team took photographs of the woman's leg from three directions, 120 degrees apart. Another bit of computer
magic — it involved only changing the
sign of every third number in the memorj
and the stored image became that of a
matching, mirror-image leg.
The real magic, however, is in the computer program which is the heart of the
numerically controlled machining process. It directs the motions ofthe spinning
machining tool which will cut away material to make the final reproduction.
Developed by Duncan and Sue Mair,
now in the computer sciences department, the program joins up the thousands
of stored points in threes, to form triangular faces. The surface — in the computer's
mind — takes the form of a many-faceted
polished gem.
Then a plan of attack is prepared: First
a large tool — perhaps two inches in
diameter — will be guided over the work.
It will be lowered so it just touches a facet
and then withdrawn and moved sideways
and lowered again, and so on. The large
tool works on the most exposed facets;
smaller ones are used later to get into
tighter and tighter corners.
" Suppose I want to machine your face,"
explained Duncan. "If I have a large tool
and I'm down in your eyesocket touching
a surface on your eyeball, then I'll gou je
out your eyebrow."
The method directs a "cascade of tool >"
of ever-decreasing size, he said. Once, a
dentist's burr was used, when replicas of
teeth were being made for the U. S. School
of Medicine and Dentistry. In major i l-
dustrial applications the tools would he
changed automatically, but at UBC thu
work is done by hand. There are two
numerically controlled milling machines
in Duncan's lab, off-the-shelf models th it
cost a piddling $20,000 or so and normal y
used for various sorts of repetitive
machining work.
Punched   tape   carrying   detailed
10 CkrmticUSummer, 1978 tJ
inuig Instructions for the young
vii's artificial leg was fed into the
, ofthe two machines — the other Is
for teaching students numerical con-
iechniques. Whirring and clunking
1V/ tj sol moved up, down, sideways, tak-
°' ii ;ittle bites from a block of plastic
fc ■,. The leg emerged as if it had been
^ tj . all the time, encased in the block.
ne ' ter a few minutes sanding to remove
m a :r.ernof fine scallops left by the tool,
m Cl nodel was ready for Foort. He made a
'n' " from it and used the cast to shape a
ftetic rubber cover for a standard
ti lar artificial leg. The woman has been
Vii .ing it now for six months "without
a',  complaints," he said.
ne experiment, said Foort, was a suc-
ce-1, but he cautioned against immediate
eiii.'susiasm. The work, he said, took a
*s toid of about 12 hours, plus computer
re time; to do the same job working by hand
a In the usual way would have taken about 6
'• hours. "We've shown it can be done.
> What we need to do now is stop and
-■  sweeten up the technique."
He identified two points at which the
it process could be speeded up. The first is
y the point where the Moire photographs
are converted into numerical computer
fodder. This was done by a person man-
i- ipulating a scanning device and punching
e computer cards; the job took several
hours. Using a TV camera to record the
I   Moire patterns instead of photographing
them would allow "instant" computer
analysis ofthe same information, he said.
The second hangup was in tailoring the
socket ofthe artificial leg. It is not enough
to make the socket so it matches precisely
the shape ofthe patient's stomp. The fit
might be good, but the patient would develop pressure sores where his or her flesh
was compressed between bone and socket. To make the socket "biomechanically
sound", some material has to be hollowed
away and some added to equalize the pressure on different parts ofthe stump. Vickers said he is currently working on programming techniques to allow more rapid
and easy corrections of this sort.
Duncan said the impetus for development of the automatic machining
methods was a request for help from the
designers of the campus Triumf nuclear
accelerator. The problem was how to fabricate to high precision a sharply twisted
tube needed to inject particles into the
machine's accelerating chamber.
In the eight years since then the National Research Council and other bodies
have invested more than a quarter of a
million dollars in the work. The
techniques have been adopted by the National Engineering Laboratory in Scotland, the Computer-Aided Manufacturing company in the U.S. and the Caterpillar tractor company, which uses the
method to machine intricately shaped
tractor tread-parts. Duncan said he has
enjoyed trips to japan, to Australia -wd
several times to England explaining
Polyhedral NC to interested people.
Recently there have been inquiries
from a local plastic surgeon and from
Vancouver General Hospital pediatric infant specialist Dr. Sydney Segal, who
wants to make models of premature and
sick infants to help in designing an incubator heating system.
A yacht designer is interested in making models and in using the computer
techniques to smooth the design of full
scale yachts. Vickers has used the automatic machining to make propellers for B.C.
Research and mechanical engineer Norm
Ely is working on making dies for auto-
body parts. An Italian company thinks it
can adapt the imaging methods to the
problem of determining how much beef is
on a steer before slaughter.
Yet in a sense the things are only beginning to get moving. "A lot of this is people
coming along and saying, 'can you do it?'
and we do it," said Vickers.
The techniques are freely available,
however — it has not even been possible
to patent them, because no novel equipment is required and the computer program itself is not patentable. And the burgeoning of interest indicates Polyhedral
NC is an idea whose time has come. □
Tim Padmore, BA'65, (PhD, Stanford),
writes on science for the Vancouver Sun -
and occasionally for the Chronicle.
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There's time tn a NITEP day: (from top,
left, clockwise) for William Gogag, 2nd
year and Rennie Brown, 3rd year, both
from Terrace, to talk; for an alternate sch <ol
to listen to a NITEP-sj.
lecture by UBC anthropologist Mike Que
forDede de Rose, 2nd year from William
Lake, to read; there's time to study or let
Bev Meldren, 2nd year, Williams Lake,
consult with her centre coordinator,
Elizabeth Robertson and time for Barb
WiUiams, 2nd year, WiUiams Lake, to
enjoy the friendship of NITEP. The secot d
year students were on campus for a week t us
12   Chronicle /Summer, 1978 Vivaca Ohm
Simon Danes is an Indian and a poet
from Hazeiton, B.C. just completing
his third year of teacher training at
UBC. One of his course projects was researching the legends of his home. With
.his first book of poetry about to be published (an English teacher encouraged
him to start writing six years ago, "the
first time a teacher paid attention to me")
Simon admits, "I'm having one of my
better years."
Karen Good, mother of two school-age
children, commutes by bus from Crescent
Beach to her NITEP classes in North
Vancouver. "If my kids were unhappy,
I'd quit." But so far the regular family
meetings have been supportive, and
"there are many things I want to do,
maybe counselling, maybe special education...."
joan Gentles speaks and uses Chilcotin
about 50 per cent ofthe time in her grades
four to seven practica in Williams Lake. It
w-:p the language of her home: "We lived
ch -;- to the reserve...used horses and wage <*.s...travelled with my grandmother
IV >ng and berry-picking and on the way
Wv -'ould have games and riddles. I use a
lo' f this material in class." A widow and
i • kt native court worker, joan is in-
v :d in rendering Chilcotin into print.
/'- st to move to UBC for her third year,
»' "idmits, "My mother never under-
s' J education, never had any. She
r' «s I should be making a living instead
:      iy (nine-year old) son."
'-> Thomas, a non-status Indian from
-(      !oba, agrees cheerfully that he looks
' like an Italian," but that the initial
• ;n between status and non-status
'- its*, with the former assuming a
' -than-you stance, soon dissolved
; .tutual support. Something of an ac-
- n the UBC group, Thomas is vocal
:; his ideas for improvement but
freely admits, "I loved the practicums,
they're the best part of NITEP."
NITEP. Native Indian Teacher Education Program. Thriving if barely-known
child ofthe faculty of education. Though
billed as an alternate program, NITEP,
according to its staff members, is not
really alternate at all — it is the same as the
regular four-year degree program in
primary education except that the order is
reversed, with the native students doing
the bulk of their practicum teaching in the
first two years, leaving the theoretical
courses till the last two, and except for the
addition of two Indian studies courses to
the regular curriculum. And, they sternly
point out, no way is NITEP easier or any
less rigorous than the regular program —
no "red pass" here.
And yet, if not a red pass, certainly a
"red passageway" had to be created to
take care ofthe shortage of native teachers
in the province. In 1974 B.C. had 23 native teachers — out of a total of 23,000
certified teachers. With natives making
up 20 per cent of the population (and an
alarmingly high drop-out record in the
school system), a proportionate representation in the teaching force would have
been over a thousand.
NITEP is not the only Indian teacher
program — in fact Western Canada alone
has almost a dozen — but it has been
judged one ofthe best. NITEP functions
like a small solar system with UBC the
central sun surrounded by satellite field
centres in Terrace, Kamloops, Williams
Lake, North Vancouver and the Fraser
Valley. In these centres students spend
their first two years, practice teaching at
local schools, instructed partly by flying
UBC professors and partly by ubiquitous
coordinators, before moving on to campus in the third year.
A comprehensive report by the De
partment of Indian Affairs in 1977 found
NITEP's greatest success lay in creating a
program-as-community. That's tough to
do. On one level, you're setting up programs in distant parts of B.C. where community support in terms of facilities and
goodwill is paramount. On another, the
students themselves and their coordinators and instructors have to form a
nurturing mini-community if they are to
succeed. Lastly, the link with the mother
institution, UBC, has to be strong enough
to provide lifeblood and discipline, yet
flexible enough for the needs of various
communities and individuals.
Given its apparently workable organization, the remarkable thing about
NITEP is not its success, but the amount
of opposition it ran into at its inception.
The chapter of the D.I. A. report dealing
with background reads like a suspense
novel in which the intrepid hero and his
sidekicks barge and finagle their way past
immovable bureaucrats. Tentative proposals for Indian education had already
been ignored or resisted by the provincial
government and various university departments as racist or irrelevant, when
education dean John Andrews launched
another attempt in 1973. He was aided by
the B.C. Native Indian Teachers' Association (BCNITA) and Dr. Art More, born
on the Kispiox reserve near Hazeiton and
involved for years in Indian education.
The final thrust came when Andrews bypassed sundry cumbersome — and
indignant — decision-making levels and
won direct approval from the senate in
* A status Indian is one who is entitled to be
registered as an Indian under the present Indian Act. His or her children inherit this
registration number and the attendant native
privileges. Status can be lost by requested
"enfranchisement" or by marriage to a non-
Indian male.
13 time to implement NITEP in the fall of
For the four years since, Art More has
been program supervisor, and BCNITA
has provided a link with native leadership
through the advisoiy committee which
also includes two students. How much
clout the advisory committee has when it
comes to university policy is debatable,
however, and More admits there is a problem. "The temptation to consult the advisory committee after a decision has been
made rather than before must be religiously avoided."
And the program itself? More was on
sabbatical in Australia at the time of this
article (but responded to questions by
mail), but acting supervisor Thelma
Sharp Cook is optimistic. "By next fall,
we expect 18 native people out working in
the school system; that's more than double the present number." Cook (or Dr.
Sharp-Cookie, as some students affectionately call her) sums it up thus: "All
120 students employed in the school system wouldn't equalize the proportion of
Indians to whites in the schools, but there
now exists an army of professional native
people to serve as role models — both for
native adults and schoolchildren. The results will be in the nature of spin-offs and
attitude changes."
"To be a middle-class Indian takes a lot
of time," Austin Sterling of Merritt laconically observes. Which is another way of
saying a NITEP student's path is fraught
with problems. The biggest of these is
usually financial. While status Indians
have tuition, books, and a basic living
allowance paid for by the D.I.A., nonstatus Indians face the endless scrabble
for student loans, bursaries, all-but-
disappearing summer jobs — the same as
regular education students, except the
NITEPpers are often older and have
families to support as well. NITEP students are accepted in two categories: regular high school graduates, and mature
students with special qualifications.
Adjustment is another problem few sail
through unscathed. Adjustment to being
a university student after perhaps years
out of school, to the work load and discipline, to the campus, to the urban pace of
Vancouver. Add to that the home support
other students take for granted is not always forthcoming to native students,
whose families don't necessarily see
higher education as an unquestionable
good. Being called a "red apple" (red on
the outside, white on the inside) is by no
means a unique experience, nor the worst.
On a sunny day when the mountains
that ring the Fraser Valley stand crisp
against the sky and Baker rises from its
low cloud wrappings, I pull into the
Coqualeetza complex. A rather institutional looking bunch of buildings set in 58
acres, the complex resembles a hospital,
which is what it used to be. After much
federal government wrangling, it now
houses an army training centre, an exten-
14 ChrmiclelSummer, 1978
Things Have Changed...
ne of the star NITEP graduates
[ft and the first to complete her
B.Ed., Caroline Bugge works in
a Vancouver alternate school housed in
a church on Hastings and Gore. If the
neighborhood leaves much to be desired, the church is modern and spacious and Caroline enjoys her domain on
the upper floor. A poster of Pound-
maker of the Cree Nation warns, "We
all know the story of the man who sat
beside the trail too long. Then it grew
over and he couldn't find his way
Outside it is raining. A drunk stumbles on the curb and gets up. Inside a
handful of teen-agers lingering after
school, talk like teen-agers anywhere
about who is going out with whom.
There are 23 — all native but one — in
full-time attendance, kids who for a
variety of reasons can't cope with regular classroom structure.
At the alternate' school, they take a
more varied curriculum, largely designed by Caroline and one other
teacher, that includes math and English, lots of reading, discussion, physical education, astronomy (astronomy? "They're very interested
and we've been to the, Planetarium on
trips.") life skills (like filling out application forms, social insurance numbers, vocational schools), native
studies' ("We're doing Kwakiutl food
now; we also interviewed natives on
the street and did a survey of where
they came from.")
"I did my practicum here," says
Caroline. "Yes, it's harder, but it's
more flexible, more challenging (than
a regular classroom)."
A large, soft-spoken woman with ,
14-year old daughter, Caroline madi
the break from the Queen Charlotte
and "a sour marriage" to join NITE1
at its outset and get serious abou
teaching. While managing a motel ii
Masset ("I didn't want to do that foi
the rest of my life") she substituted a
the local elementary school and disco
vered she loved grade two.
The way back to Vancouver wat
long but not unfamiliar. A Saultam
from Manitoba originally, Caroline
had moved to Vancouver as a girl in
time to attend Burnaby South senioi
secondary school and take two years at
UBC. "But I failed German 200, so J
thought Bleah, to hell with it, I don't
have enough money anyway."
Much later, calling the admissions
number at UBC (which was busy)
Caroline who "always reads the phone
book," happened to see the Indian Resources Centre. "I thought my God,
things have changed. When I was
there, there were three Indians at
UBC. So I called." And found out that
NITEP was about to be launched.
Native kids do find it easier to talk to
a native teacher, Caroline maintains
and admits that many of her own students have prejudices against non-
Indians. "You need to base the curriculum on (the native child's)
background...children learn through
their senses and you've got to work
with what's in their background.
There are books like that for younger
children, in which grandmother and
child go berry-picking, or grandma
shoots a bear or does all the canning...you can teach the same skills
and concepts through stories they can
relate to."
sive Indian cultural centre, some independent native craft groups, and — in a
large converted bam — the NITEP field
Val Friesen, the coordinator, feels the
location is ideal. "We're near enough to
Vancouver that students can drive in to
UBC if they want to use the library or
resources there. Yet we're out in the country," he gestures toward the old orchard,
"we have plenty of space, great support
from the community and a very close relationship right here with the cultural
centre. And the fact we're "on Indian
land" makes it more like home for the
The NITEP centre here has only been
in operation since September '77 and the
students are all in first year. This morning
they are at an English 100 tutorial at the
nearby Fraser Valley Community College
("A lot of them were having trouble relating to Greek drama and Shakespeare, not
having the background," Val explains,
"so we arranged a special session.") OnljrJ0U
Mel Tait, who has already had English^ Ln
100, is sitting around the sun-streaked^ ^
room talking with the coordinator. Of The|,<]fe£
11 students, Mel is the only male ("I'm in' 4
my glory") and the oldest at 33. ThelK|fo)
youngest, 18, is the only one direct from I ,|sp
high school. Less than half the students! \^
are from the Fraser Valley area, coming' \^&
from as far away as the Charlottes andj ,|f0
Bella Bella. [ ite
Mel, a soft-spoken Tsimshian from ihef1,^'
Port Simpson band, is a carver, 1 as -^
worked at odd jobs in Vancouver, Tern ce, ^
and Prince Rupert, gone to UBC aid
Langara, taught alternate school and beenl'
involved in native politics. He was eligible1
for the regular education program rut>
chose NITEP. "I have a lot of Indian
teacher friends. This one friend... frem
Rupert, all she talked about was NITEI "F'
"I really enjoy the (field centre) ccn-
cept. We have a better relationship wj th
the instructors. I have some identity heie, '.jilj^ikXdwi
t,2 ~J » lAuO. Jul* i if „<.*._ — »
nta.-~ t-f.iiu
ws out rny Indian-ness.. .1 spend a lot
>ne at the Cultural Centre, I have ac-
to their library and audio-visual
:rials, I can talk with the eiders. I'm
ling about an Indian culture different
; my own, I lived on the coast — that's
ally thing I miss here. I can relax with
elders here, I don't have to use my
jpmanship (he explains this as what
, -ens when he talks politics with white
\ lot of my people think of me as an
ated white Indian...but there's a
i toward getting Indian expertise
,. to the reserve level.. .If I didn't have
ducation, I'd end up with more me-
iobs. I've had menial jobs, they're no
'fin  "
.ke most NITEP students, Mel can
set nimself returning to his own area to
)tea-J.i. "I think I owe my people that, it's
parr of my identity. I'd gear all my instruction to getting the child to a level
.where he's comfortable moving from the
preserve to a higher school...."
> Despite its closeness to UBC,
Coqualeetza functions, like other field
:entres, on the "block system", which
sneans those courses taught by visiting
UBC staff are compressed into three to
five day stretches of five hours a day. A lot
,bf work, students agree, but there are advantages. And George Mann, NITEP's
'administrative assistant who also teaches
'.[science at Terrace and Williams Lake,
:loves it. "The one-to-one contact with
^students...the amount of ground covered
[and the continuity...(make it) better than
if:aching on campus."
,. Coqualeetza is unique in its proximity
to a native cultural centre. Today lunch is
provided in an adjacent building where
the elders of the area are having their
weekly meeting. As work progresses on a
10-unit curriculum on the Upper Stalo
people to be used in local schools, the
elders are asked for details and reminis-
censes. Jo-ann Archibald, a native teacher
and Indian education coordinator, hands
out drawings to be checked for accuracy
and asks, "Did the people gather in the
,pit-house or the longhouse for the winter
■ Val Friesen is a familiar face here. Be-
,forfe becoming NITEP coordinator, he
jspf-ru several years working with the
;Co<.,-ialeetza Cultural Centre. His varied
■ba' aground exemplifies what is looked
foi n hiring coordinators: successful
.tea >sers, experience in working with na-
■tiv. . A UBC graduate, Val has taught in
•lometown of Oliver and Prince
=.rt, worked on an Okanagan reserve,
a counsellor with Indian Affairs in
/ukon and Vancouver, developed a
vging program" to help natives adjust
- in the city ("NITEP is also a bridg-
Togram") and taught at the Fraser
y College.
coordinator, he is responsible for the
n studies part ofthe curriculum. For
ie uses a text on Upper Stalo tribes
Respeet Hy CWlci
He Is mot accustomed to having to ask permission lo do the
ordinary things that are part of everyday life. He is seldom
forbidden to do anything. Usually lie consequences of an action
are explained to him and ie is allowed to decide for himself
whether or not to act. His entire existence since he has been old
enough to see and hear has been an experimental learning
situation, arranged to provide him with the opportimity to develop
his skills and confidence in his own capacities.
Didactic teaching wil be an alien experience for him.
From a native mothefsplea to a teacher (reprinted from the Northian
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Books, coffee cups and consultation....
George Mann and an almost hidden,
Thelma Cook combine to find an answer for
Margaret Hobbing, 2nd year from
Kamloops, seated at the table. In the
background is 3rd year education student
Margaret Wood from Terrace.... (Below)
At the NITEP centre at Coqualeetza
coordinator Val Friesen chats with Mel
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specifically, and a more general one on
Indians of B.C. He uses resource people,
particularly from the Cultural Centre, as
much as possible and invites guests like
Philip Hall, head ofthe education division
of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. Students share skills they may have, such as
carving, weaving, or beadwork and there
are field trips to museums.
For all that, Friesen admits, "people
have ambivalent feelings about Indian
studies, they're not sure what they're
supposed to do...." And because of its
flexibility, it is more often changed or
moved around than other courses.
In direct contrast to the successful
Coqualeetza Centre, the new Campbell
River Centre which opened at the same
time, had shut down by Christmas.
NITEP staff blame faulty planning, inadequate'facilities, insufficient demand
and only reluctantly touch on the situation of rivalry between two Kwakiutl
groups of the north end of Vancouver Island. Yet the fact is that while students
themselves have little but enthusiasm for
contact with other native groups and customs, the politics ofthe native community
can sometimes present delicate barriers.
Terrace coordinator Dave Walker admits
he avoids using local resource people because "the Gitksan and the Nishga don't
always get along."
The coordinator's job is a many-hatted
one that spills over any attempted boundaries. In addition to teaching Indian
studies and supervising resources, workshops, practica, the coordinator literally
holds the group together. He or she is
advisor, counsellor, evaluator of work,
reminder of due dates, friend in need.
The '77 D.I. A. report observes, "Instructors can be good or indifferent and the
program will survive, but the centre coordinators must be no less than good if the
program is to flourish." North Vancouver
coordinator Don McDonald calls it "one
ofthe most challenging jobs I know — the
16 Chronicle/Summer, 1978
most frustrating and rewarding." Like
many of his fellows, McDonald performs
a variety of extra services, like getting
information on housing, transport, personal needs, on the premise that "my
main concern is their work and studies.
Why hang a person up with things you
and I take for granted, like getting around
the city? Besides, the students do things.
for me too...."
Coordinators sometimes find it hard to
balance the supportive with the authority
role. The feeling is often that "we know
almost too much about students — finances, marital scene, family." The emotional involvement is intense. For this
reason coordinators, who are hired by the
university on a one-year contract which
can be renewed for a second year, consider a two-year commitment to be the
optimum stint. Two exceptions are the
senior coordinators in Terrace and Williams Lake, both of whom have lasted the
entire four years before being "burned
out." Both are leaving this summer,
speaking mistily of the NITEP group as
"family." However, Art More is concerned that continuing fiscal pressure on
the university "could result in coordinators not being appointed for a second
year. Or worse, we may soon be required
to use existing university staff with long-
term contracts. This could destroy
NITEP. Teachers/row local communities
in local communities are the lifeblood of
our teaching program."
Field centre locations are chosen with
as much care as the coordinators. The link
with a good community college is important (branches will not do, says Dr.
Cook), as is a large enough public school
system for practica and reliable air transportation for visiting faculty. Mid-size
towns generally fulfil these criteria; there
must also be a demand for the NITEP
program. Terrace is typical of a solidly
established centre, with spacious classroom facilities at the Northwest Community College and a steady flow of students from the Skeena-Prince Rupert-
Queen Charlottes area. As in most
centres, a collegiate atmosphere pervades,
with students and instructors frequently
attending meetings of Indian groups
throughout B.C. A special Terrace feature
is the healthy relationship with the
native-run Nishga school district and its
former principal, Bert McKay, a founding member of BCNITA, who is an influential voice on the NITEP advisory
Has the program grown? Everyone says
it has. And yet if one looks for growth in
terms of swelling enrolment and the
mushrooming of new field centres, it is
not so. The number of new recruits each
year seems to stay the same or in some
cases drop. New centres open only to be
balanced by others closing. The Williams
Lake Centre is closing down this summer,
having come to the end of its student demand after four years. "All the students
who wanted to enrol have," expl. n-j   "^
Cook. "But we may open a cento n M
Prince George. It's a natural gathe.in' ^hl
place for natives from the North."        i <■$s
Thelma Cook admits the recruinn,  *f6
methods may not be all they could be ml '"m
if the money were available she would ill T"
to see it spent on a thorough publi «'  ;
campaign. At present, brochures are fen,
to the band councils and staff meml er»  t
spend late spring months travelling at o«[ j
spreading information, but the bigies  t .
factor seems to be the student-hem)  t
grapevine. Which may explain why tht * *
tiny and comparatively remote villag. of  I
Kitwancool has no less than three 't/,»'
dents in the program, while other part > of''
B.C. are not represented at all.
Next year will see half the NITEP <tu
dents on campus for their last two ye< rs
For the other half, roughly 60, there will ,,
be three first-year and two second->eai %
groups at various field centres and a/pi og
ram coordinator in the person of Georgel',
Mann providing closer assistance and
liaison with the centre coordinators
Thelma Cook remains NITEP supervi
with the returning Art More beco
supervisor of Indian education, responsi
ble for strengthening and developing cur
riculum on a broader scale.
Is the NITEP program reverse racism!'^
"Yes, but it's necessary," says campus^
coordinator Dave Kos, adding, "This i(
the most practical, realistic program F
been involved in...."
Most NITEP students firmly believe
often from their own less-than-positi
experience — that only a native teach
can understand a native child and his trad f
itionally different approach to learning
With native teachers as role models, thej
feel Indian children would respond mo:
positively than they have so far in a whr
system. Yet NITEP emphasis is not o:
turning out native teachers for nati
kids, but on educating more native p
fessionals who can teach anywhere in t
school system. Art More maintains, "Use
of off-campus centres coupled with t
movement of basic professional courses
from the final year to the first two ye «rs
results in a superior method of training
teachers — Indian or non-Indian.'
In any event, the group support a id
group dynamics of the NITEP way certainly make the path of the lone and free- > J,
floating student among thousands on
campus seem lonelier than ever....        C&v:
Many of those associated with NITEP at
UBC grads: Jo-ann Kelly Archibald,
BEd'72; CarolineBugge, BEd'77; Theiw<
Sharp Cook, BEd'58; Val Friesen, BA'M,
George Mann, BEd'70; Art More, BSc'^2
and David Walker, BEd'72. Author,
Viveca Ohm, BA'69, is a frequent
contributor to the Chronicle.
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On the 14th February, at 1537 Robson St.,
the wife of Henry Clyne, of a son. —
Classified advertisement in The Daily News-
Advertiser, Vancouver, Feb. 15, 1902.
\ Mr', Clyne: I was born in Vancouver in 1902 at 1537
I Robson Street. My father was born in Scotland and attended the University of Aberdeen, but he didn't stay
''long enough to get a degree.
, He was a bit of a wanderer, an adventurer. He tried the
' army after leaving university, but that didn't suit him so
"he went out to India as a tea planter. He stayed there a
| few years and then went to California,, where he met and
married my mother.
He was on his way back to Scotland when he came to
t Vancouver in 1894 and was persuaded to stay by the two
Bell-Irving  brothers,   who   had   known  our  family in
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became manager of their firm which conducted a general
financial business in Vancouver and also operated a
group of fish canneries along the coast.
My father wasn't the first Clyne to set foot on Canadian
soil. My great grandfather commanded a contingent of
the Royal Scots that fought in the war of 1812 between
Canada and the U.S. But he didn't stay in Canada; he
went home and later fought in the Battle of Waterloo.
My grandfather was a lawyer in Aberdeen.
I was born on St. Valentine's Day, which accounts for
my middle name. As you can imagine, the name caused
me a good deal of trouble over the years, particularly in
my school days.
My father died when I was two years old. I went to
school at Lord Roberts in the West End and thee we
moved to the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver, where I
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completed my elementary schooling before going to old
King Edward high school at 12th and Oak.
UBC was right across the street, of course, housed in
the "Fairview Shacks," as they came to be called, on the
grounds ofthe Vancouver General Hospital. I remember
UBC's first president, Dr. Frank Wesbrook, coming over
to the high school to talk about the University.
I entered UBC in 1919, a year later than I should have.
During high school I caught a; chill playing rugby and it
turned into rheumatic fever". I spent a couple of months
in hospital and a couple more at home in bed. A friend of
the family, who owned a ranch in the Cariboo, suggested
I go there to recuperate. I threw away the special diet 1
was on, started riding horses, and recovered completely.
The following year, between UBC sessions, I went back
to the ranch and spent the summer as a cowboy. I was
paid $30 a month and all found, plus $5 for every horse I
broke. You were given your own string of horses and you
had to break them for saddle, halter and stable. You got
the $5 only when the full job was done. I also worked in
the summer while 1 was going to University in a gold mine
in the Interior and in a sawmill on the .coast.
UBC was a very exciting place for us. Many of the
students had just returned from the First World War and
that brought maturity to the campus. Certainly it stood
us in good stead during the campaign of 1922 and 1923
when we sought public support to persuade the government to complete the University at Point Grey. It wasn't
called the Great Trek in those days — that came later.
Oh yes, the class of '23 really did have the feeling that it
was something special. We had.a large.number of very
bright individuals in the class and we were active in every
one of UBC's activities — sports, clubs, the theatre,
debating, The Ubyssey.
"Superlative in numbers, Arts '23 is superlative in
many other ways. We have distinguished ourselves in
almost evqry activity of the college;....We owe much off
our initiative and progressiveness to the large number
of returned men, that forms so salient a feature of our
year." — From tne Arts '23 section of the fifth
(1919-20) Annual ofthe University of British Columbia.
"Thus, it is plain to see that Arts '23 is the class of the
University. Everything to which the talented sophs,
have turned their attention, individually or collectively, has been a glorious success; and we look forward to
the future with cheerful hearts and happy confidence." — From the sixth (1920-21) UBC Annual.
"Puzzle. —- Find an executive in the University that
has mot at least one member of Arts '23." — From the
sixth UBC Annual.
1 have vivid memories of the professors who taught us
in those days. I think one of the things that contributed to
the vitality of the place was the fact that it was a young
university with a young and enthusiastic faculty.    .
Garnett Sedgewick was a brilliant English teacher and
i took a lot of courses from him. Freddy Wood, of course,
founded the Players' Club and I was deeply involved in
that. And I was a member of the Letters Club, which was
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begun by Thorlief --  we called him Tuli  —   L
There were also other very able professors   —  Ted    , j,
Boggs and Henry Angus, who taught me economics, ]
I think the only professor who was ever thorough'; '>
disgusted with rae was Lemmy Robertson, who taw, j\
classics in those days. He was very disappointed I did1 if/1*'
take   Latin   in  my  final   year.   He   thought   I   shoi,;|M
specialize in classics and told me he'd guarantee me aj \U>/
at some university if I did. '   n '
But I'd decided while I was in high school that
wanted to study law, perhaps because the profession if'
in the family. After graduating from UBC I went!
King's College and the London School of Economii
where I specialized in admiralty law.
The student-teacher relationship at UBC was very cltfl
' in those days. We were formal enough in class, of cour^
but outside there was a real atmosphere of friendshit j
Professors opened their houses to students and we visits^
them regularly.
Certainly   one   of  the   things   that   contributed
closeness was the size of the University. When I entered^
1919 there couldn't have been more than 900 stu
enrolled. It was possible to know almost everyone
Apart from our studies, there were plenty of di'
— class parties, faculty balls, that sort of thing,
almost everyone played some sort of game in those
For a final match, literally the whole University
turn out. We led very busy lives.
"The big event of the season, however, was the
party, which took place on October 4. The decoi
were, striking and original, thanks to Messrs.
Clyne and Wallace." — From the sixth (1921)
"When there's work to be done or enthusiasm to
aroused, we always have Jack Clyne to fall back upon.1*
— From the sixth UBC Annual.
When I arrived as a freshman, it was rather expected
that the University would be built at Point Grey
year...everyone thought it was just around the corner
For a day's outing we would go out to Point Grey to 1
at the skeleton of the Science Building. Work had
halted in 1914 when the war started.
By 1922, the start of my senior year, conditions at thi 1
FairvieW site were nearly intolerable. Enrolment had in
creased to about 1,200 students and classes were being
held in.nearby churches and other makeshift quarters^
Active talk of a campaign to complete UBC at Point Grejjv]
started with the election of Ab. Richards as president o|'£
the Alma Mater Society in the spring of 1922. j ><
We got Garnett Sedgewick to help us draw up the''
wording of a petition to the government. It was printed \
and -given to everyone to collect signatures. There wasj *
room for about 25 names on each petition. ,t
The students took them home, with them in the sum,'
mer of 1922 and when UBC reopened in September we'
must have had about 17,000 signatures. In October we
canvassed for signatures in Vancouver so that by the time
we were ready to go to Victoria in early November the',
petition had been signed by nearly 60,000 people. \ mmm/mm
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"...we commend ihe Student Campaign to all connected with the University. It is the greatest thing we
have ever attempted: there is every reason to believe
that it will be the greatest triumph we have ever experienced." — From The Ubyssey, Sept. 28, 1922.
"A meeting of the Student Campaign Committee was
held at noon, Monday, September 25,. under the chairmanship of Mr. J.W. (sic) Clyne, who has been directing the compilation of data relating to the Point Grey
project. This information will be given to Mr. Ian
Mackenzie, MLA, who will make representations on
behalf ©£ the University to the forthcoming Liberal
— The Ubyssey, Sept. 28, 1922.
The climax of the campaign before we went to Victoria
with the petition was "Varsity Week," which included
The Pilgrimage — what later came to be called the Great
Trek. There was a parade through downtown Vancouver
with floats and banners, and then we all went to Point
Grey, where we tossed stones in the hollow centre of the
Cairn that stands on the Main Mall. Ab. Richards, in his
Jack Clyne tsid his fvitvr* ^'ic;, Setty £?omevcet, veis
h&th meT&e-s ol the Publicity Campaign Corrm&irice,,
^bove, vhich planned acd encculea th*. Great Tvila o£
1292; Y:h'.ch lescit'.ea in ..he government cf. die c^.j a^-
pro^riafl .kg fvufld, to cojaplelc UEC su its present stts
at .Piwit Grey. "Eo'h aiso had she Is&C rrvr xst Ve
cpidKj; ,-.redactions of the Players' Club in I9S2 Ai-a
lB2Ti. in the 192S prodMCtioja of George Een sird
lihaTv's Yov Never Can Tell, lelt, Betty Somerset ?rd
j,£C'-: vsJV/^3 $*■& the two standing figures ai left.
speech that day, said the students were building the first
unit in the permanent plans of our University.
One of the things we had organized to build support
for. the, campaign was a press bureau that sent out a
steady stream of information to newspapers throughout
the province. Many business firms gave us free advertising
space and window displays.
"Varsity Week begins October 22, and ends with the
big pilgrimage to Point Grey on Saturday, October 28.
Every possible effort is being expended to make this
week the biggest thing that ever happened in college
circles." From The Ubyssey, Oct. 12, 1922.
"Mr. J. Clyne made the following statement which is
worthy of repetition; "If you happen to be in a theatre
and there is a campaign slide flashed on the screen,
jump up on your seat and make a joyful noise;....'" —
The Ubyssey, Oct. 17, 1922.
I was one of four members of the campaign committee
that went to Victoria with the petition. The others were
Ab.   Richards,   Percy  Barr  and Jack  Grant.   We had
~      "        "on Pas enlisted the aid of Ian Mackenzie, a Liberal member of
the Legislature for Vancouver, who agreed to speak to
our petition and present it to the House.
The members of the campaign committee came down
to the dock to see us off on the overnight boat to Victoria.
While we were waiting to board, it was discovered that
one suitcase full of petitions was missing. Garrett Livingstone, one of those who came down to see us off, had
to rush back to Fairview to get the missing suitcase.
We met Ian Mackenzie the next day before the House
sat and left the petitions with him. We were in the gallery
when he rose to speak. The page boys brought in the petitions, each of which had been individually rolled and tied
with bits of green and gold ribbon. It was quite a
dramatic moment. The Speaker's chair was practically
covered with the petitions.
Then the House adjourned and we all went into one of
the committee rooms where the MLAs listened to
speeches by Ab. Richards and Percy Barr. Both were
returned men, so it was a case of older men talking to
older men. Jack Grant also spoke well.
in the Vancouver Daily Province, Nov. 8, 1922.
"The occasion was a unique one in the history of the
province in that for the first time in many years —
possibly the first time in the history of the province —
th© House adjourned for the purpose of hearing a
delegation on any subject. Last week the student advocates waited upon the cabinet, but yesterday they
were accorded the ear of the entire Legislature, irrespective of party." Daily Province, Nov. 8, 1922.
The MLAs were very interested and sympathetic and
we felt satisfied that the government was going to do
I didn't do any speaking during the visit to Victoria.
My role was one of an arranger. I remember seeing Benny
Nicholas, the editor of the Victoria Times, who was very
sympathetic to the student campaign. He had the delegation round to lunch the day after the petition was placed
before the House to talk and meet some of the government people. He had been very helpful during the campaign.
"The University ©£ British Columbia is to have its new
buildings at Point Grey near Vancouver. This was
decided on at the caucus of Government members last
night, and announced at noon today by Premier
(John) Oliver." — Victoria Daily Colonist, Nov. S,
headline in The Ubyssey, Nov. 9,1922.
"The Victoria Times gave strong endorsation to the
campaign, and assisted in influencing public opinion
in Victoria to a gratifying extent. The Colonist, of a
more Conservative- tendency, was somewhat lukewarm
in its appreciation of the Student Project but the
delegation visited the editor, and after showering him
with facts and figures, won an admission of the justice
of the-Campaign cause." The Ubyssey, Nov. 9,1922.
The 1923 edition of. the UBC Annual included
Jack Clyne's graduation photograph, above, and a
"personal" written by one of his best friends,
Norman Robertson, who was the winner of the
Rhodes Scholarship that year.
Here is the full text of the personal, most of
which should be taken with a grain of salt.
"Gad, frightfully subtle"
Impressions: Peculiar contempt for "vulgar
swine"; an out-and-out socialist,* when dejected
'■'fed up"; lazy with good intentions; a great
mind, developed only to the extent of second
classes; admired by some Freshettes, who,
however, misunderstand himj dignified —~ at
times; enthusiasm bubbling over, but at times inarticulate; a good pal of women, three in particular (Platonic love). Motto: "Don't let studies
interfere with your education." Witness: President of the Players' Club, struggling to become
the president; one of the pillars of the late
Students' Campaign Committee. He has a Scotch
accent, which is often mistaken for an English
one. Sense of humor highly purified. Some merits
The Players' Club ruined my rugby career at UBC. I
hadn't been active in the theatre at all prior to my
sophomore year. One day, a classmate — I believe it was
Allan Hunter — encouraged me to sign up. There were
tryouts and to my surprise I found myself a member. 1
didn't think I had much talent, and I still don't.
The club's spring play was eagerly looked forward to in
those days. Before exams we played in the old Avenue
Theatre just south of Hastings on Main Street in what was
then Vancouver's theatre district. We also played iri the
old Orpheum Theatre. The house was always sold out.
After exams, we toured the province by train for two or
three weeks. We were always very well received in the
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towns in the Interior. I remember arriving once in Nelson
to find that not many tickets had been sold for our performance the next day. So several of us lettered some big
placards and went round the town advertising the play.
We got a full house as a result.
We made money on the club's productions in those
' days. We weren't paid, of course, and the profits went in-
1 to the club treasury for future productions.
The lead roles in the spring plays of 1922 and 1923
were taken by myself and Betty Somerset, who was also a
member of the student campaign committee. We were
married in 1927 after I returned to Vancouver from
studying law in London.
There's a review of the 1923 spring play, Shaw's You
Never Can Tell, in the student annual of that year that
includes an obvious reference to the fact that we were seeing one another. Certainly it would be obvious to anyone
who went to UBC at that time.
"The stormy and very entertaining love affair between
Gloria (Betty Somerset) and Valentine (J.V. Clyne) was
followed with great sympathy by the audience, and its
happy 'termination gave great satisfaction to
everybody.... The extreme suddenness of their passion
led some wiseacres to shake their heads and say it
wouldn't last, but others opined that the belief was unfounded." From the eighth (1923) UBC Annual.
Norman Robertson, who won the Rhodes Scholarship
in 1923 and who was one of my best friends, wrote the
"personal" that appeared with my picture in the 1923 Annual. I think he called me "an out-and-out socialist,"
which was his way of being sarcastic. Today, I suppose,
students would call it a put-on. (see box on Page Four.)
Norman held left-of-centre views in those days and was
considered very radical. I was on the other side of the
fence politically and we used to have some interesting
arguments. Harry Logan, who'd come back to UBC from
the army to teach classics, told me it was a toss-up as to
who would get the Rhodes that year — Norman or me.
Norman, of course, went on to become one of UBC's
most distinguished graduates. He became Canada's ambassador to Washington and twice was High Commissioner in London and undersecretary for external affairs.
I've. often been impressed in my talks with today's
students with how little their views and attitudes differ
from the ones we held in the 1920s. I'm looking forward
to being involved in UBC affairs again as chancellor. I
hope to have a good deal of contact with students and to
spend as much time on the campus as I can. For that
reason, I'm trying to cut down on a number of my present
If I have one message to give to students at this point it
would be this: Take part in as many activities as you can
while you're at UBC. I know that as students they're probably preoccupied with the burden of lectures, essays and
exams. But once they've graduated I think they'll look
back on their student days and realize that it was one
period in their lives when they had almost unlimited
freedom to do what they wanted as individuals.
I hope as chancellor that I'll have a role in making
UBC a place where students can enjoy some of the, best
years of their lives.
Tw© Mifflirf to rawew ""
UBC's president, Dr. Douglas Kenny, and Prof.
Michael Shaw, vice-president for academic development,
have been named to new national councils to assist
research and scholarship in the social sciences and
humanities and the natural sciences and engineering.
President Kenny has been named to the Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council, which assumes granting functions formerly vested in the Canada Council,
which is now solely concerned with grants for the
performing arts.
The new Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council also has the role of advising the federal secretary
of state on any research pertaining to its mandate which
the minister may refer to it.
President Kenny is one of seven persons who will serve
three-year terms on the new council. Thirteen other
members will serve one- or two-year terms.
Prof. Shaw has been named to the new Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research Council, which
assumes the role of financing university research formerly
vested in the National Research Council.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council has a president, Gordon McNabb, former deputy
' minister of the federal Department of Energy, Mines and
Resources, and 21 members representing universities, industry and labor.
New heads appointed
UBC's Board of Governors has approved the appointment of a new director for the School of Physical Education and Recreation and a new head for the Department
of Mathematics.
Succeeding Prof. Robert Osborne as head of physical
education and recreation will be Prof. W. Robert
Morford, a Canadian citizen who is currently director of
the School of Physical and Health Education at the
University of Washington in Seattle.
Prof. Ben Moyls, a Vancouver native and UBC faculty
member since 1947, has been named head ofthe Department of Mathematics, succeeding Prof. Donald Bures,
who has held the post since 1973.
Both appointments are effective on July 1.
Dr. Morford was born in Malaya in 1930 and was head
of UBC's 1956 graduating class for the degree of Bachelor
of Physical Education. In 1959 he received his master's
degree in physical education from UBC and was awarded
the Doctor of Education degree in education psychology
by the University of California at Berkeley in 1963.
Prof. Moyls, the new head of mathematics, was
awarded the Governor-General's gold medal when he
graduated from UBC in 1940 with the degree of Bachelor
of Arts. The following year he received his Master of Arts
degree from UBC before doing further post-graduate
work at Harvard University, where he received the degree
of Doctor of Philosophy in 1947.
He is considered one of UBC's finest teachers and in
1974 shared the Master Teacher Award.
Prof. Moyls has also had a variety of administrative
positions at UBC as acting head of mathematics and the
Institute of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. He is a
former assistant dean of graduate studies and served as
acting dean of that faculty in 1969.
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FSHIUMF cycl©itF©:ra. to maimmffacttuiina rmyc
The TRIUMF cyclotron at UBC
will produce radioisotopes for
diagnosing diseases.
An agreement making commercial
production possible has been concluded by TRIUMF's Board of
Management, UBC's Board of
Governors, the B.C. Development
Corp., and the commercial products
division of Atomic Energy of
Under the agreement TRIUMF
will produce new types of isotopes for
a growing multi-million-dollar international market.
The radioactivity of some of the
isotopes will be short-lived, and they
will be air-lifted out of Vancouver for
rapid use in Canada and elsewhere.
Isotopes are different forms of an
element with fewer or more neutrons
than the atom normally has in its
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Br.. Brian Pate, left, and Joop Bergeron, senior engineer at TRIUMF, the
cyclotron located on the UBC campus, are dwarfed in the immensity of the
meson hall of the facility, -where production of radioisotopes for use in
medical diagnosis is planned. Streams of protons from the TRIUMF accelerator will pass along beam line shielded by huge concrete blocks in
background and strike targets in the far corner of the building to produce
radioisotopes. Picture by Jim Banham.
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nucleus at the centre. There are;
many stable isotopes in nature. Man-
made unstable isotopes have been'
used in medicine for years as tracers. [
' They can be detected as they pass,
through the body and provide impor- [
tant information on how well organs.
and other parts of the body are work-;
ing and whether disease is present.
After the isotope is administered to;
a patient, it emits gamma rays from [
the site in the body, and the rays are !
picked up by a gamma camera which |
produces a "scan" or photographic I
negative similar to an x-ray plate.    '.
Almost all radioisotopes used in i
medicine today are by-products of!
nuclear reactors which add neutrons
to   the   nucleus   of   stable   atoms, j
TRIUMF   produces   isotopes   with
fewer neutrons than normal. An important advantage of these isotopes is
that they give the patient much less
TRIUMF isn't a nuclear reactor
where fission takes place to produce
nuclear energy. TRIUMF works by
accelerating a stream of sub-atomic
protons tp 800 million kilometres per
hour. The particles are accelerated
outward in a spiral, and so TRIUMF
represents a particular family of accelerators called cyclotrons.
TRIUMF is operated by UBC, the
University of Victoria, Simon Fraser
University and the University of
Alberta. It was built by the federal
government for $36 million and is
supported by the National Research
Under the isotope agreement,
BCDC will lend $3.5 million for construction of the building addition
and for a second smaller cyclotron.
Repayment of the money by UBC
will be guaranteed by Atomic Energy
of Canada.
Of the $3.5 million, more than $2
million is for the small cyclotron and
related equipment. The main purpose of the small cyclotron will be to
produce a few of the different types
of new isotopes while the main
cyclotron is shut down, ensuring a
continuous supply.
The cost of the small cyclotron will
be repaid over 10 years. The $1
million cost of the building addition
will be repaid over 25 years.
After Atomic Energy of Canada
has recovered its costs, revenues from •iia.di©i§©tep«§ itor aanodlicafi. dmgMmm
ihe sale of the isotopes will be split
between Atomic Energy of Canada
eni, "md TRIUMF. TRIUMF's share will
. jbe in the form of research grants.
• TRIUMF's isotope production will
be under the direction of Prof. Brian
]q. Pate who joined UBC's Faculty of
i pharmaceutical Sciences last year.
*|Prof. Pate is associate director for
0 'Applied science at TRIUMF.
1 "The agreement is a major opportunity for TRIUMF," Prof. Pate
!jsaid. "It will give us the small
c I'ljcyclotron and other equipment
necessary to produce radioisotopes,
and will put us in daily contact with
the scientists from Atomic Energy of
Canada who will be collaborating
with us. Future grants to TRIUMF
from sale revenues will be a boost to
our research program.
"Basically, we'll be enriched in
three ways — by the expansion of our
applied science program made possible through new facilities, by contact
with other people's brains, and
through grants which will allow us to
expand our research program.
"At the same time, we will be using
a publicly financed research facility
in a way that is of immediate benefit
to the public."
The radioisotope agreement will
allow TRIUMF to explore a whole
range of new isotopes, Prof. Pate
said. The most important of the
seven isotopes planned for production so far are thalium 201 and
gallium 67. Thalium 201 is particularly useful in diagnosing heart
The commercial production of
radioisotopes follows medical
research on radioisotopes already
underway at TRIUMF.
A group representing UBC,
TRIUMF and the Vancouver
General Hospital is producing a new
radioisotope of iodine for research by
using the existing TRIUMF
Iodine 131 is now widely used for
diagnosing and treating certain
thyroid conditions. It is produced by
nuclear reactors and has four more
neutrons than the only stable isotope
of iodine. TRIUMF produces iodine
123 which has four fewer neutrons.
Although iodine 123 gives the
same   diagnostic    information    as
iodine 131, it is 100 times less damaging to normal human tissue.
Iodine 123 has a half-life of 13
hours during which it loses half of its
radioactivity. It is now used for
research at VGH and will also be airlifted out of Vancouver for research
use in hospitals in Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto.
The iodine 123 project began last
year under a $150,000 grant from
the Department of National Health
and Welfare. Members of the project
are Dr. Doe Lyster, assistant professor in UBC's Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Dr. Robert
Morrison, head of the nuclear
medicine division at VGH and
associate professor of pathology in
UBC's medical school; and Mr. John
Vincent, a research physicist at
Economist whom imp awsasdl
Prof. John Helliwell, winner of the
1959 Rhodes Scholarship and a
member of the economics department at UBC since 1967, has been
named the recipient of the $1,000
Prof. Jacob Biely Faculty Research
Prize for 1978.
Prof. Helliwell is the tenth winner
of the award, given annually to a
UBC faculty member for distinguished research carried out in the
previous three years. The prize was
established in 1969 by Mr. and Mrs.
George Biely in honor of Prof. Biely,
a former UBC faculty member. Mr.
Biely is the president of Biely Construction Co. and the brother of
Prof. Biely.
Prof. Helliwell is regarded as one S
of Canada's most innovative econo- Jj
mists and a pioneer in the develop- a
ment of econometric models of open |§
economies, drawing on theoretical t*
developments in international <y
economics. jjj
He played a key role in the ffi
development of the RDX2 model of
the Canadian economy, described as
"perhaps the most sophisticated of
the early econometric models of an
open economy."
His work in linking the RDX2
Canadian model with the MPS
model for the United States has provided considerable insight into the
channels through which the two
economies are linked to one another.
He has also been active in research
in the economics of natural resources
and has made a substantial contribution to the national debate on north-
em pipelines and to the issue of
resource taxation. ,'Almost all his
research in recent years has been in
collaboration with teams of students
and colleagues.
Prof. Helliwell is also a member of
a group of natural-resource econo-
Prof. John Helliwell
mists at UBC which has received
grants totalling $806,000 from the
Canada Council for integrated
studies on the management of the
world's natural resources.
A native of Vancouver, Prof.
Helliwell graduated from UBC in
1959 with the degree of Bachelor of
Commerce. At Oxford University,
where he was Rhodes Scholar, Prof.
Helliwell earned the degrees of
Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of
Philosophy. He also taught economics at Oxford from 1964 to 1967.
Before joining the UBC faculty on
a full-time basis, Prof. Helliwell
served on the research staffs of
federal royal commissions on banking and finance and taxation and
was an econometric consultant to the
Bank of Canada.
UBC Reports/7 p@toTfflica.li
Hidden away in the south of the UBC campus, adjacent to the Thunderbird football stadium, the people of
the Botanical Garden have been busy. For the past seven
years they've been creating new gardens out of forest, and
They've imported plants from throughout the world;
they've been watching over plants, carefully tending them
in nurseries and greenhouses. They've been investigating
soils, consulting with other specialists, engaging landscape architects and botanists. They've moved tons of
earth, introduced tons of rock, created streams and trails.
On a cool April 24 this year, they unveiled to an interested group of about 350 spectators two gardens, major developments in a ten-year program that has already
established UBC as a major centre of botanical research
in Canada.
What the visitors that day saw was an eight-acre
garden devoted to the plants of British Columbia and a
two-and-a-half acre garden devoted to alpine plants of
the world.
Open forest glade was setting for dedication ceremony
for eight-acre B.C. Native Garden, one of two new
components of the UBC Botanical* Garden opened
April 24 south and west of Thunderbird Stadium on
ihe UBC canapws. Native garden is dedicated to the
memory of late Prof. John Davidson, first director of
UBC's Botanical -Garden, who died in 1970. Nearby
E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden was dedicated immediately after ceremony pictured above.
liohbrunner, a noted Canadian alpine-plant expert,
provided the foundation stock for the UBC garden
from his Vancouver-Island nursery. Picture by Jim
The British Columbia Native Garden, as the fiut1
been named, isn't what you would expect a garden toi
If someone came upon it accidentally on a summer's i
they probably wouldn't know they were in a garden. [
rounded by sky-scraping evergreens, the visitor foil,1
bark-mulch paths through the trees and undergrowtf
a typical West Coast forest. Some of the plants;,,
familiar to many people; others will be familiar onhj ,
backwoods hikers with keen eyes. Only the identificai
signs and the clear pathways give away the fact that w'
■ the visitor is seeing is carefully planned. !'t
And that's just what Dr. Roy Taylor, director oh'
Botanical Garden, had in mind when the garden i'< ,
planned. He didn't want the native plants of British 0-'
lumbia to be carefully lined up in a bed of color.;.
wanted people to come upon them in their natural stsS
and be aware of the special qualities of plants ';
wouldn't think of having in our domestic flower gardt'
— or at least, wouldn't have thought of including inc,';
gardens before coming to UBC.
The B.C. Native Garden contains more than 1,300
about one-third, of the seed and flowering plants natij
to British Columbia. It also includes mosses, lichens ai
mushrooms. About 15,000 individual plants have bo
planted in the garden, in among the tall hemlock ai
Douglas fir trees which have stood in the south camp!
for hundreds of years.
One part of the eight-acre garden has been made inti
drylands area, similar to the area around Kamloo]
Cache Creek. Dryland interior plants have been trail
planted here, making an interesting contrast to a mai
area carefully created at the other end of the Nati
Garden. A nearby raised peat bed forms another speci
habitat for plants. Each of the trails throughou: tl
garden is named for pioneer workers in botany in B.C]
Centre Is outdoor classroom
In keeping with the fact that this garden, like all t
other parts ofthe 110-acre Botanical Garden at UBC,
intended not only for the casual visitor to enjoy, but als
for teaching and research purposes, an interpretativj
centre has been built in the middle ofthe Native Garden;
The centre provides a shelter from the rain and an oui
door classroom where students can gather to discus
, aspects of our outdoor environment.
The B.C. Native Garden was dedicated at the gather
ing on that special day in April to the memory of Johi
Davidson, a pioneer B.C. botanist and the first directo
of the UBC Botanical Garden.
As the April gathering emerged from the cover of thi
Native Garden, they were greeted by an international col
lection of alpine plants, their smallness emphasized bj
the sharp contrast with the B.C. natives.
Here too in this two-and-a-half acre garden, the peopK
of the Botanical Garden have created trails so that visto
can get close to these delicate plants. Even people confinj
ed to wheelchairs are welcome here, for the Botanical
Garden, along with the UBC Department of BioResourcfc
Engineering in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, has
created a metal handle which attaches to wheelchairs.
'I hi
r in
1 amd. piilbiic ssannke
flowing them to be pulled along the pathways with ease.
;The foundation plants of the Alpine Garden were the
Ark of Mr. E.H. Lohbrunner of Victoria and so the
ifiirden was named the E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden
phis honor. For years, Mr. Lohbrunner and his wife proceed rare and unusual alpine plants in their nursery
'iid, in 1972, UBC purchased their entire nursery stock
|rr incorporation into the Alpine Garden.
*■ ^The UBC Alpine Garden is now the newest and largest
'y Irden in North America devoted to alpine and scree
'llants of the world. More than 2,200 tons of pyroxine
§ adesite of volcanic origin together with several outcrops
'*   tuffa — a light, friable limestone — gathered from the
C. Interior form the base of the garden.
The tiny alpine plants seem to cling tenaciously to the
cks, just as they would in their native habitats. More
an 12,000 plants are found in the garden.
rarden club aids collection
And not all of the plants are from the Lohbrunner
irsery. For several years before the official opening,
embers of the Alpine Garden Club of B.C. had been
opogating plant materials for eventual incorporation
to the garden.
The guests at the opening of these two Botanical
arden components also had a glimpse at the future of
BC's garden developments. Adjacent to the Alpine
arden, work continues on the Entrance Garden, the
mtemporary Display Garden, the Physic Garden for
edicinal and pharmaceutical plants and the Arbor
arden designed for the display of climbers and twiners.
The development of the south campus gardens, which
e people of the Botanical Garden refer to as the "Main
Garden," is really part of a massive 10-year plan which
began in 1971. Eventually the Main Garden will be'as
familiar to campus visitors as those familiar north campus Botanical Garden features — the Rose Garden, the
Nitobe Memorial Garden (perhaps more commonly
known as the Japanese Garden) and the famed rhododendron collection.
If any groups use development
Teaching and research activities carried on in a wide
variety of UBC departments and faculties frequently
bring students and faculty members to the B.C. Native
Garden and its neighbours. Word of the new collections is
bringing to the campus interested gardeners, botanists,
landscape architects, professional nurserymen, school
children and many others.
And that's important to Garden director Roy Taylor.
"Part of our purpose is to ensure that we have representative material on campus for teaching, research and
service to the public in general," he explained. "Another
is to exhibit well-grown plant materials which may not be
grown elsewhere."
An equally important objective in Dr. Taylor's eyes is
to encourage the public to come to the various gardens to
learn from and enjoy them. The rationale for this objective is perhaps best summed up in Dr. Taylor's own words
in a 1970 article written for the Botanical Garden's journal called Davidsonia: "The ever-increasing urbanization, rapid population growth, and the use or misuse of
our environment causes man to look inward at-the green
world for satisfaction and relief from the foment that
threatens to engulf us The purpose of the Botanical
Continued on next page \
Map shows location of components of 110-acre Botanical Garden on UBC campus
UBC Reports/9 to -plant 20.
lines a.
Two cabinet ministers, UBC President Doug
Kenny, University Chancellor Donovan Miller, the
Board of Governors, students and faculty, forest officials and executives, reporters and what seemed
like ten thousand blackflies and mosquitoes before
the sun came out.
All were in attendance at UBC's Research Forest
May 8 for the opening of an educational project
and the unveiling of a research development that
hopefully will be a major help in replanting forests
in B.C. and elsewhere.
The educational project is a 400-acre Demonstration Forest near the entrance to the 10-square-
mile Research Forest north of Haney. It demonstrates forest management practices and is open to
the public.
The Reforester, the world's first automatic self-
propelled seedling planter, is the product of two
years of work by Prof. John Walters, director of the
Research Forest.
Reforestation is his life-long interest. The
machine was originally a.Second World War U.S.
Army personnel carrier. It had been converted to a
skidder to haul logs out of forests in South America.
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UBC's Reforester was unveped in early If ay
Prof. Walters bought it for $28,000 from a scrap
yard in Los Angeles.
Back in Vancouver, he had three compressed-air
planting guns installed on the tracked vehicle. The
Reforester can travel over logging debris, crawl
across logs two feet in diameter, planting three rows
of seedlings as it goes.
Each seedling is grown from a seed planted in a
plastic "bullet" which is fired into the ground by the
compressed air guns. The four-sided bullets were
also invented by Prof. Walters as part of earlier
work to automate reforestation.
More than 10 years ago Prof. Walters invented
the bullets and a small, hand-held gun for planting
seedlings. Similar guns are now used in /some
reforesting projects around the world.
The Reforester takes his idea one step further.
Instead of a foi est worker walking across logged-
over areas firing seedlings into the ground, three
people sit in the Reforester and fire seedlings into
the .ground while a fourth crew member drives.
About 700 seedlings can be planted in a day using a mattock. With the hand-held gun, about
2,000 a day can be planted. The Reforester can
plant some 20,000 seedlings a day.
Most ofthe seedlings planted in B.C. are planted
using a mattock or grub-hoe, a method so
primitive, says Prof. Walters, that "Cain used a
similar tool to kill Abel." According to Prof. Peter
Pearse of UBC's economics department, who was
chairman of the one-man commission into B.C.'s
forest resources, about 1.8 million acres of B.C.
forests still have to be replanted.
Federal Environment Minister Len Marchand
and B.C. Forests Minister Tom Waterland
operated two of the guns on the Reforester for part
of its demonstration at the Research Forest. Both
ministers opened the Demonstration Forest and
unveiled the Reforester by cutting the usual ribbon
— using a double-bitted axe.
Continued from Page Nine
Garden is to provide leadership in the understanding of
the green'world we live in, and it is my hope that we may
reach,our goal through teaching, research and the
development of a public awareness of plants in relation to
In the years since those words were written, hundreds
of thousands of people have come to see the campus
garden's. They've been part of organized tours expertly
led by the voluntary Friends of the Garden, school tours,
handicapped people learning to enjoy a part of their environment. Visitors are dedicated gardeners or interested
putterers or people just out for a walk. They've been
eighty-year-olds or eight-year-olds equally fascinated by
the fish in the Nitobe Garden pool and the expertly arranged landscapes.
The garden also encourages public participation
through co-operation with the UBC Centre for Continu-
10/UBC Reports
ing Education in offering public and professional programs. The garden also has an active public information I
program on plant care and maintenance (if your favorite
house or garden plant is showing signs of wilting, callj
228-5906 for an expert diagnosis).
"The possibilities for utilizing the Botanical Garden fori
all types of people are almost endless," says Dr. Taylor
enthusiastically. "For instance, in mid-May we opened ai
new greenhouse, partly the result of a generous gift from
the Garden Club of Vancouver, which is designed for use
by handicapped people. We're also co-operating with thel
new Extended Care Unit on campus in the practice oil
hortitherapy, the use of plants in the rehabilitation ofthe*
aged and handicapped.
"In the final analysis," he adds, "the Botanical Garden'
provides an ever-widening window looking out on the life;
and work of the University. It enables all segments of the
public to achieve a new perspective on our public institutions and the role of universities in our society." / UBC has a reconstituted Board of
'"{governors and Senate as the result of
"triennial elections held under the
Universities Act.
"I The 15-member Board of Gover-
'Mors is made up of two elected
.members of the faculty, two elected
■'^-Ments, one member elected by the
-teaching staff of UBC, eight per-
appointed by the provincial
and President Douglas
y and Chancellor Donovan
, who are ex officio members.
UBC Reports wemt to press, the provim-
govenunent announced the appoint-
; to the Board ol Governors o£ Rendina
j, clainnan of the Penticton school
Mrs. Hamilton, the former Rendina
received the degree of Bachelor o£
from PBC in 195®.  ,
Chancellor Miller will be sue-
:eeded on June 25 by Hon. J.V.
Syne, a 192S UBC graduate, who
lefeated another graduate, Stan
•ersky, in an election in February.
Reappointed to the Board by-the
irovincial government  are  George
torfitt, a Vancouver chartered ac-
:ountant and. current chairman of
he  Board,   and   Ian   Greenwood,
$neral manager of B.C. Tree Fruits
M.,<of Kelowna.
New Board members are: Leslie
'eterson, a 1949 UBC Law graduate
ind a former cabinet minister in the
provincial   government;    Alan   F.
'ierce, a 1949 Arts graduate from
JBC who is now managing 'director
"William M. Mercer Ltd., a Van-
:ouver  actuarial   firm;   and  Allan
wford, a  1955 graduate of the
I'niversity of Saskatchewan who- is
resident of ANATEK Electronics in
Nforth Vancouver.
The provincial  government   has
asked Sadie Boyles,  professor
at; UBC, and Hon. Thomas
QC, to continue as., members
the Board until new appointments
^jare made.
,%  Elected   to   represent   the   UBC
for  three-year  terms  were
Peter Pearse, of the Depart-
of Economics, and Prof. R.D.
i"""' Russell of the Department of
:peophysics and Astronomy.
/^The _ non-teaching   staff   of   the
elected Ken Andrews, an
in   the   Department   of
Plant, for a third term on
George Morfitt,, chairman of UBC's Board of Governors, was the first
Canadian in 44 years to win the U.S. Squash Racquets National Veterans
Championship in Boston in February. He competed against 45 top players
in the^over-40 age group. Mr. Morfitt, who is currently president of the
Canadian Squash Racquets Association and a former Pacific coast champion in the open class, also received a Master Athlete of the Year award at a
Sport B.C. banquet in February.
The Jan. 18 - student vote for
members to - the Board was surrounded by controversy, but resulted
in. the election of graduate student
Basil Peters for a third term and Arts
student Paul Sandhu for a first term.
Allegations of voting irregularities
in the student election led to an investigation of the charges by a special
committee of UBC's Senate, which
sets rules and regulations for elections to UBC governing bodies.
The committee found evidence
that there had been irregularities but
ruled that they did not affect the outcome of the election and that the
results should stand. The elected
students sat on the Board as
observers and were barred from
voting on Board motions for two
months until the controversy was
The reconstituted Senate held its
first meeting in April. Sitting for the
first time on the 87-member body is a
representative   of   the   professional
librarians at UBC. Laurenda
Daniells, UBC's archivist and a
member of the special collections
division, was elected to serve a three-
year term on Senate.
Six honored
at ceremony
' Six honorary degrees were conferred at UBC's spring congregation
on May 31 and June 1 and 2, five of
them on graduates of UBC.
A highlight of the June 2 ceremony
was the installation of Hon. J.V.
Clyne as the 12th chancellor of UBC,
succeeding Donovan Miller. Mr.
Clyne becomes chancellor officially
on June 25.
Honorary degree recipients were:
UBC Reports/11 © Dr. Dorothy Blakey Smith, a
1922 Master of Arts graduate from
UBC and a member of the Department of English from 1935 to 1956,
when she joined the Provincial Archives as a researcher and editor, remaining there until her retirement in
•  Noted Canadian painter Jack
Shadbolt, who taught for many years
at the Vancouver School of Art and
whose works are included in the permanent collections of Canada's major galleries;
• Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences Harry V. Warren, an
honorary professor in UBC's Department  of Geological   Sciences,   who
'    '  j'
Totem poles and Haida houses that have stood im Totem Pole Park on the
UBC campus since !9§2 have been refurbished and moved to the grounds of
the campus Museum of Anthropology. Largest of the Haida houses, seen in
background, will serve as an outdoor performance centre equipped with a
fire pit and lighting for workshops, receptions and theatrical performances.
Funds to move the poles and houses and to complete the new Theatre
Gallery in the interior of the museum were given to UBC by the Calgary -
based Devonian Group,of Charitable Foundations. Gallery is equipped
with a sophisticated six-screen projection system. Performance centres were
officially opened in April. Picture by Jim Banham.
12/UBC Reports
received degrees from UBC in 192i' '"
and 1927 before going to Oxfort .,
University as B.C.'s Rhodes Scholar' D
and who taught at UBC from 1931 «
until his retirement ie 1973; |   4
® McGill University principal Drj   -
Robert Bell, a 1939 UBC graduate
and distinguished nuclear physicis1   J(
and president of the Royal Society (/ {}
Canada; , ^
• Vancouver    lawyer    Thomaj -m
Dohm, QC, a 1937 UBC gradual '
and member of the Board of Cover >
nors since 1972, a former justice o|.
the B.C. Supreme Court and pmi'J
dent  of the  Vancouver  Stock Ex
change; and
• Lawrence J. Wallace, a 1931',^
UBC graduate who was associated^
with the provincial government asa^
director of the Department of Educa
tion, deputy provincial secretary awj;
deputy to the premier before being fl,
appointed to his present post ai(|ii
B.C.'s agent-general in Lond^-^
Mr. Wallace, Mr. Dohm and Mr
Shadbolt received the honor
degree of Doctor of Laws; Profs
Warren and Bell received
honorary degree of Doctor of
Science; and Dr. Smith was awarded
the degree of Doctor of Letters.
UBC prepares
building plans
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Planning is now underway at UBC
for new buildings to house the Schoo1
of Home Economics and the Depart1
ment of Psychology and for space tc,
house the Schools of Nursing and
Rehabilitation Medicine in the new
acute-care hospital now under con :
struction in the Health Sciences Cen ■
Funds for the pre-construction (
phase of the buildings have been ap
proved by the provincial go
ment. The total estimated cost of the
three projects is $19.5 million.
The new building to house
School of Home Economics will
built on a site on the East Mall a
100 yards south of the present loca-|
tion of the school at the corner
University Boulevard and the Easl
The new psychology building will?
be built immediately west of the existing Neville V. Scarfe Building for;.
the Faculty of Education on a site'
currently occupied by converted.
wooden army huts.
The Schools of Nursing and Rehaf
bilitation Medicine will occupy the«
third floor of the acute-care hospital'
scheduled for completion in 1980
i Meetings mm
,3JBC facilities
" More than 19,000 persons are expected to stay on the UBC campus
this summer to participate in a wide
.-Variety of large and small meetings
'und conferences that use UBC residences and other campus facilities.
']$ Money raised by offering UBC as a
immer conference centre goes
ward the cost of operating student
dences during the winter session.
|ft is expected that about' $185,000
be raised this summer.
UBC has the largest conference
"''Operation at any Canadian universi-
, according to the new director of
e Conference Centre, John Burns,
ho formerly held a similar position
t Carleton University in Ottawa.
This year the Conference Centre
its operations in May with mair" meetings on playwright Henrik
and a conference on Human-
id Monsters: Sasquatch and Other
Upcoming meetings and events in-
ude an English-language training
rogram   for   more    than    1,000
dents from Japan, concerts and
aining - for    Canada's    National
outh Orchestra, and a meeting of
e Association  of Commonwealth
niversities,    which    will    bring
er 1,000 university presidents
d top administrators from all over
,e Commonwealth.
mL flourishes
UBC provided continuing educa-
ion programs for more than 53,000
rersong. in the last academic year,
JBC's Senate was told recently by the
hairman of its continuing education
:ommittee, law professor Donald
t Prof. MacDougall said UBC's ef-
brts in this area, "give the lie" to
cities who say UBC is "lost in an
vory tower" and concerned only with
'narrow-minded pedantry."
Registration figures cited in the
"eport on continuing education are:
' [Centre for Continuing Education —
;?3,377;  health  sciences   —   8,515;
.jCommerce   executive   programs   —
J.895;  commerce  diploma division
''"j- 7,784; and social work — 1,440.
H  Prof.   MacDougall   said   1976-77
'Jhad been a difficult one for continuing education divisions, which over
S L    ycars ftad developed programs on
i 'fop- ad_ hoc basis depending on the
r 'financial resources available and the
[ "Pconomic viability of programs.
He added that the situation may
well change in the light of policies
now being developed by the provincial government to offer degree and
continuing education programs at
off-campus locations.
He said the Senate committee had
decided that its main emphasis in the
next 12 months ought to be the
development of a comprehensive
University • policy in continuing
education "because we have to respond to government initiatives."
New hospital
site of study
Elderly and chronically ill Canadians will benefit from work now
underway at the University of B.C.
UBC is one of two Canadian centres chosen to develop methods of
measuring the quality of long-term
health care. The work will take place
in the 300-bed extended care hospital, which opened last year in the
campus Health Sciences Centre.
Guidelines developed at UBC and
the University of Toronto, the other
university in the project, will be used
to evaluate the quality of long-term
health care provided by extended
care hospitals.
Teachers will
fee evaluated
. UBC's Senate has approved motions calling for ..mandatory annual
evaluations of all faculty members
and instructors and the development
by each department of a training
program for teaching appointees
who have no past teaching experience.
The motions, passed at the March
and April meetings of Senate, also
call for an annual evaluation of all
undergraduate courses where practical and for teaching evaluations to
be considered in reappointment,
promotion and tenure decisions.
UBC sets up
child centre
UBC's Senate has approved establishment of a Centre for the Study of
Childhood — a research and coordinating facility unique in Canada
— within the Faculty of Graduate
A 10-member management committee will operate the centre, which
will sponsor a research program in
several fields, including medicine,
sociology, psychology, education.,
law, nursing and librarianship.
i^ffiv..*^   '■.  i A' ,  >.l.    . .'.no'..
this month after three years as UBC's
chancellor, has been honored for
"especially distinguished service" to
Canadian scouting.
He has received scouting's Silver
Acorn Medal from the chief scout,
Governor-General Jules Leger, after
service as first vice-president of the
National Council of the Boy Scouts
of Canada and past president of the
B.C.-Yukon Council.
* * *
Basil Stuart-Stubbs, UBC's chief
librarian, has been named to the first
board of directors of the Canadian
Institute for Historical Microrepro-
duction, a new organization which
has been awarded a $2 million
Canada Council grant for a massive
program aimed at preserving and
making available an important part
of the Canadian heritage.
The five-year grant will enable the
institute to seek out all rare Canadian works in print published before
1900 and to preserve and catalogue
the material in microreproduction,
which will be available to individuals, libraries and other institutions. Mr. Stuart-Stubbs was instrumental   in   the   preparation   of
guidelines for the new institute.
* *        *
Prof. John Walters of the Faculty
of Forestry is the new president of the
Association of Professional Foresters
of B.C.
* * *
Joan Pavelich, of the UBC
English department, has been appointed to the Committee on
.Technical and Scientific Writing of
the National Council of Teachers of
English, which has headquarters in
Urbana, Illinois.
The committee prepares materials
for teaching technical and scientific
writing, helps teachers understand
science students and their attitude
toward writing, and prepares a current bibliography on technical and
scientific writing for teachers.
* * *
Dr. Roger A.L. Sutton, associate
professor in the Department of
Medicine in UBC's medical faculty
and director of the clinical investigation unit at Shaughnessy Hospital in
Vancouver, has been awarded the
1978 medal of the Royal College of
UBC Reports/13 Physicians of Canada for studies of
the   excretion   of   calcium    by   the
* * *
Prof. Brahm Wiesman, who was
recently named director of the
School of Community and Regional
Planning, is the author of a recent
report for the provincial government
that recommends a $100-rnillion
construction program of facilities for
colleges and vocational training centres in the Lower Mainland of B.C.
The study, conducted at the request of Minister of Education
Patrick McGeer, urges the major
capital expenditure to overcome a
backlog of facilities, to provide service in the rapidly growing suburban
areas and to give greater priority to
occupational training.
Eleven ssenior members of
UBC's teaching, research and
administrative staff reach the
age of retirement on June SO.
Four of those retiring haw
each taught at UBC for 51
years or more.
Retiring after S3' years of
service are:
Pw»f. Robert Osborne, head -
of   the   School   of   Physical
Education   and   Recreation
•since 1945, a .member of the
Canadian   Amateur   Athletic
•Hall of Fame and. the B.C.
'Sporte Hall of fame, -and a
10SS   UBC   graduate   who
played on Canada's Olympic
basketball 'team M the 19&6
g-ame$ and coached 'the Cana*
.dian Olympic team in 1948;,
•and '        - '
tmt Leslie GJL Cmmh of -<
the ^ Department   of   Mining
Engteeeringi.' a ^former pres!*"
dent of the Association of Bts>-
fesslomal Engineers of i.C; In
addition to his teaching and-'
- research mt UBC, Prof; Crouch''
%m been active to Vancouver
musical circles and has served
as president of the Bach Choir
and  chairman  of  the  Van-'
cower centre of the Canadian -
College of Organists,
Prof." Sam "lipsom, a UBC
faculty member since 1946, a»4
head of the Department' -of
Civil Engineering since 1970,
retires after 82 years at' UBC. A
former president of -the
Association of Professional;
Engineers of B.C*. Prof.
Upson is an expert in 'structural engineering,, particularly -
in the area of steel joints,
Retiring after 31 years at
UBC is Pwrf. Alex Waianiaa,
a linguist who specialized in the
study of Slavonic languages,
especially Serbo-Croatian, and
a member of the Department
of Slavonic Studies since 194?.
Retiring after 20 or more
years of service are:
0r.  Brock M.  Faiurai,  a
chronic care and rehabilitation
specialist who first joined the
UBC Faculty of Medicine in
195$'to lay the groundwork for
UBC's School of Rehabilitation
Medicine, Which he was appointed to, head in 1961;
fmt f bifip €. Haddock, a
silviculture a»d forest genetics
.expert who has been a member
of UBC's Faculty of Forestry
since' 1058;
t«»f. Donald C. Gibbard, a
mtisfc specialist who was a
number of the teaching staff of
-the former provincial Normal
School when it was incorporated into, UBC as the Faculty of Education in 1956;
,Frof» Harold Covell, a
reading expert who joined the
UBC Faculty of Education in
19S7 anc1 who is the author of a
nipaber of textbooks used to
.teaeh reading in Canadian
"schools; and
- WmL' Sam Black, one of
Canada's best-known painters,
winner of UBC's Master
'Teacher Award in 1970 and
: professor of art education in
the Faculty of Education since
John CF. Cray reaches the
, age of retiral on June 30 after
serving on the staff of the UBC
Lifaraly for 14 years, currently
as a cataloguer in the catalogue
' records division.
Retiring after 10 years on the
UBC faculty is fmi. Maurice
#jfyee» a distinguished physicist
who joined the UBC faculty in
1968 after serving as Wykeham
Professor of Physics at Oxford
University and head of the
physics department at" Bristol
University in England. At
UBC, Prof, Pryce served as acting director of the Institute of
Astronomy and Space Science
in addition to teaching in the
Department of Physics.
'Dr. W. Harriet Critcblcy,
of UBC's Institute of International Relations, was a member
of a group of Canadian university teachers that advised the
Department of External Affairs
on the preparation of the
Canadian position on disarmament presented at a special session of the United Nations in
The nine-member group of
academics held intensive two-
day meetings in Ottawa in
January and March to advise
the department. It was the first
attempt at formal consultation
on Canadian foreign policy formation involving members of
the academic community,
Canadian ambassadors involved in the negotiations and
other high-level government officials.
Other non-governmental
participants at the meetings included: Dr. George Ignatieff,
John Holmes and John Polanyi,
all of the University of Toronto; General E.L.M. Burns of
Carleton University in Ottawa;
and Dr. Norman Alcock of the
Canadian Peace Research Institute.
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Hannah   Polowy,   assistant  pioj
fessor in the Faculty of Education,
the   first   president   of  the   Unit
Society   for   Education   Review
B.C.,   an   11-member   organizatio
formed to undertake a thorough in!
vestigation of the B.C. public schooJ
system. J
The member organizations, reprej
senting educators, school trustees*
parents, labor and business, have no'tj
always seen eye to eye on education^1
questions but have agreed to job'
forces in an objective and indepen
dent study of B.C.'s public educatioi
14/UBC Reports system   from   kindergarten   through
grade 12.
Ms. Polowy is one of three
.members of the UBC Faculty of
Education who are members of the
new society. The others are Dean
John Andrews and associate dean of
education Vincent D'Oyley.
M * * *
j   The advisory council for the new
JEmily Carr College of Art, formerly
uhe  Vancouver  School  of  Art,   in-
'!eludes two well-known UBC names.
'"'Serving on  the  council  are  Victor
; jDoray, director of the* Department
Hi of Biomedical  Communications  in
'Mthe Faculty of Medicine, and Prof.
'^Gordon   Smith,   who   teaches   art
'| education in the Faculty of Educa-
' tion and  is one  of Canada's  best-
jt known painters.
H Prof. Smith is also one of four new
"j$ appointees to the provincial government's 15-member advisory committee on the arts, which makes recommendations on grant disbursements
from the B.C. Cultural Fund and advises on the future of the arts.
Prof. Jack Pomfret of the School
of Physical Education and Recreation has been appointed to the
governing board of a new Justice Institute of B.C. which will open later
this year at Jericho Hill School in
The institute, which will operate
under the Colleges and Provincial Institutes Act, will provide training, for
court, police, corrections and sheriff
services personnel, and will be extended to provide training to provincial fire services personnel.
Prof. John Dennison of the
Faculty of Education has been
named by the federal government to
a commission that will make recommendations on education programs
in the federal penitentiary system.
The nine-member commission has
already begun its work and will con-
,p tinue until February, 1979. Commissi, sion chairman is Dr. Alan Thomas, a
4 former member of the UBC Centre
, for Continuing Education.
. Prof. William Hoar of the
* zoology department was honored by
t \ the University of Western Ontario on
.-, June 8 when he received the honorary
„, degree of Doctor of Science at
i Western's annual graduation cere-
., • monies.
, The honorary degree was the
fourth awarded to Prof. Hoar, who
was head of Zoology from 1964 to
1971 and is widely known for his
research on Pacific salmon.
Prof. Charles Bourne of
UBC's Faculty of Law is one of
four Canadian experts on international law who have been appointed by the federal government to serve on the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
The court was created under
the Conventions for the Pacific
Settlement of International
Disputes, which were signed hy
the major world powers at
meetings held in The Hague, in
Holland, in 1899 and 1907.
Members of the court form a
pool of expertise which is
available to arbitrate international disputes that cannot be
settled by diplomacy. Each
state that is a signatory to the
1899 and 1907 Hague Conven- '
tions is entitled to name four
qualified persons, who each
serve six-year terms on the
Some 61 .states have
designated 230 experts as
members of the permanent
court, which functions side-by-
side with the International
Court of Justice at The Hague.
The international court was
established in 1945 under the
charter of the United Nations.
Members of the Permanent
Court of Arbitration play an
important role in the appointment of judges to the International Court of Justice. They
submit a list of nominees for
judges of the international
court, who are elected by the
UN General Assembly and
Security Council.
UBC's men and wornen athletes
continued to bring home their share
of awards and championships in
The year's top honors went to the
women's volleyball team which swept
aside all opposition at the university
level and then went on to win the
Canadian open championship in
Regina in April. The team didn't
lose a game in the 1977-78 season.
Volleyball team captain Dorothy
Schwaiger shared the most-valuable-
player award at the Canadian open
championships and the team's coach,
fourth-year Education student
Dianne Murray, was named coach of
the year.
Other women's teams that joined
the volleyballers in the winners' circle
this year were field hockey, cross
country and track and field. It was
the fourth time that the UBC
women's track and field team had
won the Canada West championship
when they topped four other universities in competition in Edmonton in
Continued on Page 16
Dr. Beverlee Cox, associate professor of nursing at UBC, has
resigned to accept an appointment as
dean of nursing at the University of
Western Ontario.
Fourth-year Science student Gary
Warner, captain of the UBC
Thunderbird volleyball team, was
awarded the Bobby Gaul Memorial
Trophy at men's Big Block banquet
as the outstanding male athlete of
Continued froin page 15
Other outstanding performances
and awards for women athletes included the following: Kathy
O 'Sullivan and Patty Whittle were
named to the all-star skiing team of
the Northwest College Ski Conference; women rowers competing in
the annual Elk Lake meet posted victories in the singles by Jill Turney,
the lightweight four, and the senior
B eight; fifth-year Education student
Sheila Wells was the winner of the
Barbara Schrodt Trophy for combining administration with participation in the athletic program;
and two people were named
honorary members of the Women's
Big Block Club at, its annual banquet
— Nancy Horsman, a member of the
UBC dean of women's office, and
Prof. Robert Osborne, head of the
School of Physical Education and
Recreation, who retires this year.
Here are brief descriptions of
outstanding team and individual
performances by UBC men.
FOOTBALL - The Thunderbirds came within an eyelash of winning their second straight western
Canada title, dropping a 13-12 decision in the final game of the season to
the University of Calgary. Fullback
Glen Wallace and defensive lineman
John Turecki were named to the all- ;
Canadian college team while
quarterback Dan Smith captured the
MVP award in the Canada West
HOCKEY - The 'Birds finished
second to the University of Alberta,
which went on to defeat the University of Toronto for the^ national intercollegiate title. Defenseman Ross
Cory was selected for the student national team and also made the conference all-star squad with goalie
Ron Paterson.
RUGBY - Despite the loss of
several top players, the 'Birds won
the Vancouver Rugby Union first
division fall league, defeated the
University of Victoria in the annual
Wightman Boot game, and retained
the World Cup with a 40-10 win over
Long Beach State. Preston Wiley
and Gary Hirayama were selected to
a national squad coached by UBC's
Donn Spence.
WRESTLING - The squad
coached by Bob Laycoe, who was
named wrestling coach of the year by
his peers, regained the Canada West
championship and sent five students
to the national eoilegiates, where
Peter Farkas won the 134-lb. division
and was named outstanding wrestler.
ROWING - After cleaning up at
their   own   invitational   regatta   at
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Trophy recognizing UBC's top female athlete for 1977-78 was shared thii|"4
year by two members of the Thunderette volleyball team, captain Borothyjl 'f
Schwaiger,  left,  a  third-year  Physical  Education  student,  and Janetf.;, |
Livingston, a fourth-year Sociology student. Volleyballers swept aside allif'/j
at the university level and went on to win Canadian open chami'"
Winners of other distaff athletic awards were Education student! (
Sheila Wells, who captured Barbara Schrodt Trophy for outstanding con-!'
tribution to women's athletics, and Commerce student Betty-Anne Hole,
winner of the Dorothy Livesay Award for outstanding sportmanships performance and service to field hockey.
Burnaby Lake, the 'Bird oarsmen
went on to best the Oregon State var-,
sity eight at Corvallis. At the San
Diego Crew Classic, the UBC eight
won the consolation round over four
other U.S. universities.
finished second to Alberta in the
Canada West meet hosted by UBC in
the fall. Greg Saxon was second in
the overall cross country standings
and Graham Stuart set a new record
in the Canada West track and field
championships in the shot put.
JUDO — The UBC team won the
Canada West title for the fourth consecutive year and Tim Hirose was
again chosen to represent Canada in
international competition.
FIELD    HOCKEY    -    The
Thunderbirds captured the first division title in the fall league. Alan
Hobkirk, Dave Bissett and Reg
Plummer represented Canada at the
World Cup Tournament in Buenos
Aires, where the team was coached
by UBC's John McBryde.
SQUASH - Top UBC squash
players Brian Covernton and Rich
Fleming represented Canada in an
international match against the U.S
varsity team came up big, winning
the Lower Mainland and junior
crowns. They made the semi-finals at
the national junior championships in
St. John's, Newfoundland.
SKIING — Randy Davis and
Stuart Harrison were named to the
all-conference team of the Northern
College Division.
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■ ;0 Collins was the winner
•"'   ,e1978 Chronicle
-:   itive Writing Competition
'*■   >BC students.
-iat piece of earth rises higher than
.11 the earth around it. Despite the
iements and its seemingly precari-
;ling, the soil is not washed away; it
This is because it is contained
a shelter of granite, like a bowl,
e cliff is grassy almost to the edge.
iX the very edge does the soil give
> stone, broken, bitter-looking
md then there is the fall. The cliff-
hollow, and the drop-off from the
. the height of nearly a hundred
men, a measureless, terrifying fall before
anything touches ground again. Anything
that tumbles there hits jagged stone and
It is a pleasant, pretty place, if the fear
is mastered. Mothers will not let the
young ones near it, but boys and girls of
twelve can go. In that village, the cliffs
must be mastered by all, just as the eaglet
masters the wind.
The grass is fine short grass, as if shorn,
but it grows that way naturally. And the
few wild flowers that are there are sparse
— bright but delicate touches, lean as the
mountains. Lovers have lain there, in the
darkness, while the village slept.
The boy was fifteen. His chores were
done, what chores there were with such a
wind up, changeable and dangerous. It
was no day for climbing.
He was at that place with a drop-kite
that he wished to set sailing. But he dawdled and tested the wind and tossed
stones, because the kite was a good one,
with much craft in it. He didn't want to
lose it, as it surely would be lost if it were
launched. It would fall and hide like a
lizard in the stone canyons.
When the girl came, he did not speak to
her. He knew her, just as he knew
everyone: her face was a fragment of the
collective village faces. But he did not
speak to her because just then his
thoughts were his.
He did not see she had a basin. Mostly
his eyes were downward, gauging invisible winds. He only knew her presence. It
was when he heard her splashing that he
turned and looked. She was washing her
hair, a curious act in such a place. But
then he had seen: he knew. It was too Sate.
He did not dare speak then.
17 His grandfather had said that the ritual
was old when his grandfather was young.
The tale said that it began with a soldier
who returned from an ancient war to find
his lover married. But the boy's
grandfather — and he was the oldest of
the village — insisted that this was recent, that the tale he had heard was different, and that the one he heard was probably untrue also.
All that was known was this: a person,
usually young, usually unmarried, either
male or female, would come to this place
on the cliff, would cleanse themselves,
divest themselves of clothing and dive
upon the stones. No one knew how they
chose themselves, why they wished to die
or even whether they wished to die. No
one asked because it was just accepted —
and no one moved to prevent these deaths
or stop the ritual. Even without meaning
(and who knew what its meaning was) it
was the ritual, real and perpetual like the
bones ofthe mountains.
The boy saw the girl and knew why she
was there. It was not a small basin that she
had brought with her and it was filled with
water. He wondered how she had managed it and how he had missed seeing her
carrying it. She was kneeling, her head
bent over the basin. Her hair was spreading beneath the water, had opened into it
like a flower, as though that were its purpose, to blossom there.
He watched. Her hands were gentle
amid the strands, careful, thorough, but
never harsh. The hair was brown, darker
beneath the water, less careless than the
mountain breezes made it. He saw her
neck, cream-colored, the hair looping up
from it, a fine down moving along the
neck's curve to a hidden place beneath the
cloth collar of her dress. Her stance was an
archway, a waterfall.
While he watched, another person had
come, a girl, younger than the other, fourteen where the first was seventeen. The
second girl was halted, as the boy had
been, by a recognition of what was before
her. She had never seen the ritual.
Neither had he. Nor his father. There
were few alive who had, his grandfather
an exception. But they recognized it as
surely as they would their souls. It was a
strange ritual and seldom done, but it was
The new girl, saying nothing, came beside the boy and sat. Until then he had
been standing, but when she sat, he sat
also, the kite held in his lap. They
watched together.
The one who washed changed her position slightly. She shifted from kneeling to
crouching, grasped and held her hair like
a tassel and withdrew it from the water,
moving her hands along its length and
squeezing out moisture. She shook her
head, tossed her hair back (showing herself momentarily pale-throated and vulnerable) then searched a brief while in a
bag that she had set down beside the basin. She took out a comb and passed it
18  ChronicUISummer, 1978
through her hair in long rhythmic motions.
A man came, paused, but did not stop
to watch. Another man came and stayed.
Then two women. At a stranger's distance, a circle slowly grew, a circle broken
only once. There was a pathway left to the
They were watchers, watchers with
eyes set in stone, silent. Was this the pattern: a grim day lighted theatre, a player, a
stage, an audience? There was no knowing if the watchers were indeed audience,
or if they too were part of the ritual and
players themselves. The pattern was as
unknown and wayward as a tapestry woven by the fingers of the wind.
A little boy wandered by to gawk at the
crowd. Someone spotted him and led him
away, returned him to his mother. Even
here, there was silence. The child made
no protest, seemed to be quieted by the
subdued attitudes of all that were around
The boy with the kite looked at the girl
in the circle's focus, examined her face. It
was no longer familiar, although it had
once belonged to the village, had felt the
cliff winds as his had, had smiled and
frowned at him. This face was distant, a
stranger's face, as hidden as the night. He
did not know this girl.
She stopped combing and put her comb
aside, then reached into her bag and
brought forth a piece of cloth. Then she
sat, took her shoes off and her stockings,
pulled her skirt up and tucked it in her
lap, exposing her legs. Something in this
action disturbed the boy, made him restless and apprehensive. These legs seemed
long and startlingly white. He stared at
them, saw a callous on one of her heels,
the dimpling of flesh between her shins
and thighs, the bend of her knees.
The girl took the cloth and dipped it in
the water. Then she cleaned her feet with
it, then her ankles, her calves, her knees,
her thighs — and her skin glistened. The
boy became more and more agitated. He
looked away, far out beyond the cliff-face,
then up at the sun, veiled slightly by a
haze, then back at her again. He saw the
light reflected by the moisture on her
skin. Again, he looked away, this time to
the girl beside him.
He studied this girl. There was something in her eye that reminded him of
himself. And something in a gesture, the
slight motion of her fingers on her thigh.
And something about her mouth, the
turning down of her lips, their slight parting.
Nothing of these things were precisely
his. But they seemed to be something he
shared with her, this girl of fourteen —
seemed so perhaps because their ages
were so near; or because both of them
were watchers of the ritual; or because he
and she sat so near to each other....What
it was that he recognized in her and in her
attitude, he could not tell. But he wasn't
willing to search further. Without his eyes
ever touching the eyes of she one ! \
him, he turned back towards the cei  rt     '
the circle. ' t!
The cleansing ritual was contir ui ,'",
The cloth had found and touchet a '\"
washed the lengths of both of the le; ']"
With the wind, the girl's hair seemec tn- *'
drying. She loosened it further v ith
shaking of her head, then with her ! an fw
shifted her balance to her feet and j. oo * "*
As she stood, the material that had bet M'
gathered in her lap unfolded and si opf * \
down again. She did not allow this on, ,*',
With a simple gesture, she stoc p& **
reached her hands down crossway at
grasped the hem of her skirt, and Iii ed
over her head. Then she freed her u id?
garments and removed them also. I ina
ly, she stood naked, her flesh pak
cold beneath the wind.
It was she who was cold. It was her irit ,,_...
that moved to briefly shield her stomacf °1' *
and her head that crouched sidewaj   ' t
against her shoulder. But it was the bo ,.
who shivered. ,
He had seen breasts, seen moihei anyv
suckling infants, their faces turnei L^
downwards watching the creatures feed,, j,1^
But this seemed different. There wi outs
hardly a suggestion in these breasts that. jjer
child should be at them. He saw then j^00
goose-fleshed, the nipples rose-colored Xj0X
swollen. He felt like touching them.      |jrjn
And there was something else, some |nst<
thing about women he had never known gjiel
an innocence in him that had never bee her.
touched. It was there, beneath the round '< j
ness of her belly, between, where thigt gyes
joined body. He felt there was some mean fa tl
ing to this. His own body was stirring.   ga;d
The girl washed herself. He folio wee1 tp.
her hand as it moved the cloth over hei darl
stomach, downwards to wash those part fjror
of her thighs which it had not reached riot
before, upwards along her side, beneatl s
her breasts, over them, up over her shoul {0 \
der and to her shoulder blades. Shi |t. .
reached behind her, up towards the hoi mai
low of her back and her spine arched, hei |lsu
stomach curved outwards and her breasts wa!:
lifted. As she twisted about, he watched jj0!
the changing contours of her body, chang- jf a
ing like the swells on the swift surface of a ^
stream in early spring. He watched this ^a;
alone, because although there were man) |ng
around him, the vision was a private t ne,   aro
At last the cloth had touched every hoi- citl
low, the length of every limb, sought out aga
each place of her body, however se:rei fnt<
and she was done. When she finished she
put the cloth aside, picked up the cunt the
again. She combed her hair so that the hac
wind could blow freely through it, . hen clo*
placed the comb aside also. She let the brc
wind dry her, cold as it was. Sometl ing He
within her made her resistant to the c >ld oui
She did not shiver as the boy had. sm
When she was dry, she walked to the   a g
cliff-edge. She stood there, her bare feel   It.
braced against the broken stones, hei   av.
calves flexed, her arms hanging loose y a'
her sides. She stayed motionless f r >   sic <u:
i, framed against the wind, seem-
fook outwards for some distant
\i last, she gathered herself and
flic last the boy saw of her was her
11 body falling, her long hair trail-
of i
nvcd of its focus, the circle still
,ncd itself, momentarily motional silent. Then one of the crowd
away, then another. Soon only a
•,v remained. One was the boy. He
• king the kite from his lap, and
' to the cliff-edge. He saw a blossom
ar below on the stones, something
\ He turned away.
t day, the vision of her, alive,
with him. It would not leave him.
ne girl who had sat beside him
,h it all stayed with him too. He said
lg to her and she did not ask him to
, nor spoke herself. They only
stay.'-.] together and parted with the night.
In she night, he heard the wind. It was
blowing wildly, but without rain. He
knew it was too cold, but he took his coat
apywuy and went out into it, into the
dark. Strangely, he found the girl who
had passed the day with him, found her
outside with a scarf enshrouding all but
Her eyes, her eyes glistening with the
Bioon. He went up to her, placed an arm
about her shoulders and was going to
firing her home. But he passed her house.
teacl, he walked until he came to a
itered place and huddled there with
There was something frightened in her
'<syes by moonlight and her voice whined
|n the back of her throat. "No. No," she
said. "Don't, please. Please. I don't want
to. Please." Later she cried, and in the
early morning she had to wash the blood
from her skirt so that her mother would
not discover it.
' Somehow, though, her mother seemed
to know, although she never mentioned
it. Such things mattered in that village,
pattered terribly, but in this case the
usual consequences did not materialize. It
was not as though what had happened had
no meaning. It did, but in a different way.
If asked, no one could have explained.
Thereafter, the girl seemed to stay al-
way near the boy. She had a way of holding us arm, both her arms wrapped
arou. J it, her small breasts pressed on
side of it. Then her cheek was
': his shoulder and her head pressed
■> neck.
boy took her once to that place on
f. He remembered the red stain he
en that time when he had looked
'».pon the stones. This time he had
< t his kite to show her how it flew.
•w it from the cliff. It glided a ways
d, caught a wind, lifted, banked
Iy to the left. He watched it. It was
v.ite, perhaps his best. He watched
suddenly lost interest. He turned
>-fore it had gone out of sight.
i' and hid like a lizard among the
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If was a full house at Cecil Green Park March 4,
when over 200 members and friends ofthe Classes
of 16 to '28 (top) came to tea to celebrate a
reunion and the unveiling ofthe Fairview Grove
pictorial display marker. Among those enjoying
the afternoon were registrar emeritus C.B. Wood
(center, left), professor emeritus John TurnbuU, at
101, the sole surviving member of UBC's original
faculty and Dr. William Black, BA'22 (right).
20   Chronicle/Summer, 1978
Elizabeth Abernethy Klinck, BA'20, widow of
UBC's second president, Leonards. Klinck,
whose photograph is behind her, views the silver
tray, now on permanent display at Cecil Green
Park, that her husband was given by the board,
senate, faculty, alumni, staff and students in
1939 on the 20th anniversary of his UBC
The Alumni Year
Each year the alumni association prepares a re, <ow
on its activities for presentation to its annual m ->e\.\
ing. This year that meeting was held May 2" ai\
Cecil Green Park. The following is a sampling of\
that report. A limited number of copies ofthe fulll
report are available on request to the alumni off-.ce, \
6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver, B C
V6T1X8. i
"Not since 1932 has UBC been faced v.ith
financial retrenchment necessary in this past,
year." The alumni association has shared these*
restraints by working within a budget cutbacn'
— despite an increased number of alumni and ■
increased costs. According to the report of the
out-going president, Charlotte L.V. Warren,:
this has meant two things: a greater use of
volunteers in program work and a review of'
association programs and activities to deter-'
mine priorities.
A 1977 report to the board of management
by the finance and administration committee,
concluded that continuing priorities should be: i
alumni branches — those in B.C. to have grea- j
ter emphasis; government and public relations,
including the speakers bureau; student aff«,r .■>
records and the alumni fund and the Chronicle \
as support for the other programs.
The government relations committee, with'
two faculty representatives, vice-president!
Erich Vogt and Peter Lusztig, dean of com-,
merce and business administration, visited,
Victoria in April for meetings with the caucuses '<
and several cabinet ministers. The discussions '•
centered on teaching and research at the uni-,
versity.... Student affairs have had an active\
year with informal dinners for students with
UBC president Douglas Kenny and William
Gibson, head of the Universities Council, a'
very successful student leadership conference
in the early fall, a day-long seminar to h-lp
students prepare to meet prospectve
employers, and support of the tutonal
centre.... The travel committee offered seve cal i
international jaunts — the Black Sea, Greek
Islands, the Orient, South America among
them.... The Young Alumni Club continied
its sociable ways with Thursday and FriCay
evening gatherings at Cecil Green Park. Tvo
ski trips to Whistler and Manning Park wi re |
enjoyed and square dancing has been added to
summer activities that include volleybt II,'
Softball, biking, camping and a sailing trip to
the Gulf Islands.
Commerce alumni represented on the a-
culty caucus, spoke in favor of the evenii g
part-time MBA program. Their stude t.
business community lunches were ovt r-
subscribed by students this year and there ; re
plans to expand the program— Des ».!
ixygiene alumni sponsored a dinner at G il
Green Park and distributed a newsletter ro
members.... Home economics alumni a •><>
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d for their typewriters to prepare a news-
Last summer they held a luncheon fol-
i by a tour of the UBC Botanical Garden.
.;• are plans to raise funds for the new home
>mics building. Alumni will be assisting at
.ng ceremony for the '78 grads.
• rategies for Survival" in the work world
■■he topic at a nursing alumni-sponsored
• ag for the graduating students. The divi-
ilso participated in the Marion Woodward
re and the graduation reception covered by the faculty. A lack of volunteers
breed the members of the committee to
.-nd division activities.
ne of the newest divisions, librarianship,
■ iw organized this year. They have elected an
(' in i : m executive and are preparing a constitute .-• Health services planning alumni were
Jjabc welcomed as a division. They have a regu-
i lai - newsletter and alumni continuing education
''meetings.... Men's and women's athletics
Icoiiunued to show the UBC colors in a vast
'jarrav of activities — many of which resulted in
'tournament, division or conference champion-
The UBC Alumni Fund completed another
successful year raising $349,450 in alumni
gifts. A second installment of $20,000 was
made on the fund's pledge of $100,000 to the
aquatic centre. The Walter Gage student aid
fund was able to assist all requests from income
on its capital of $23,000. The established commitment of the fund for student aid is now
$94,250, the highest in its history.
The awards and scholarships committee recommended that Frances Fleming, BEd'65,
MEd'67, retiring assistant superintendent of
special education programs in the ministry of
education receive the alumni award of distinction and Dr. Joseph Katz, professor emeritus
of education and a long time member of the
Chronicle committee be named an honorary life
member. The Norman MacKenzie scholarships of $600 were awarded to 35 B.C. high
school students and to seven community college students coming to UBC. A minimum of
$25,000 is available through the Walter Gage
alumni bursary fund for students with ability
and financial need. They have recommended
that a $500 annual alumni bursary fund be
established for non-status Indians registered in
the Native Indian Teacher Education Program
at UBC.
It's been busy in branches — "sharing some
ofthe cultural and professional resources ofthe
university with the community."... A Vancouver Island tour by the University Singers
attracted 1,500 listeners. Alumni helped with
billeting the group and local arrangements:
James Slater and Thomas Haynes in Nanaimo;
William Dale and Albert Wedel in Courtenay;
Parker McCarthy, Michael Debeck and James
Johnson in Duncan; Kate Barrie, Terry Slaney
and Jonathan Rout in Parksville and William
Ross in Mill lay.... Other functions were held
in Prince Rupert — education professor, Du-
Fay Der, on stress and relaxation and Port
Alberni, a nutrition workshop   Harry
Franklin, executive director visited Edmon»
torn.... Chancellor Donovan Miller and president emeritus Walter Gage spoke to Seattle
alumni.... In Fredericton Charlotte Warren
and the chancellor unveiled the third Norman
MacKenzie bust at the University of New
The UBC Speakers Bureau arranged 152
engagements in this past year. One took assistant
professor of nursing, Raymond Thompson to
Banting high school in Coquitlam to discuss
nursing careers with the students.
an owl with a hat?
oh yes
that's the logo
they use at
ubc bookstore
on the campus 228-4741
the place where
wise graduates
buy their books
and other things
Mmw% lib.
We take graduation portraits
All negatives on file since -1969
Prints may be ordered at any time
3343 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C. V6R 2B1
Telephone: (604) 732-7446
2i Brunswick.... Professor emeritus Harry Warren visited alumni in San Francisco, Los
Angeles and San Diego.... There was an informal reception for Halifax alumni to meet the
chancellor.... UBC president Douglas Kenny
and vice-president Chuck Connaghan met with
Kamloops alumni in April.... and in
Whitehorse, there was a first-ever alumni
event with guest speaker Dennis Milburn,
UBC education professor.
The Chronicle continues to be sent to all
alumni with "known" addresses with the
three-times a year addition of UBC Reports to
give alumni a more news-oriented coverage of
university happenings. Production costs continue to be a major concern. The committee is
looking at the possibility of a new format and
change in frequency which promises to increase advertising revenue.... The Fairview
alumni have been very active with a Cecil Green
Park reception/reunion for the unveiling ofthe
new display marker at the Fairview Grove, the
installation of the silver Klinck tray and presentation of a portrait of alumni association and
university benefactoress, the late Gladys
Schwesinger, whose generosity made much of
the committee's work possible.
Homecoming celebrations began in June
with the Class of'27 celebrating with three days
of events; Medicine '57 gathered for a weekend
at Salishan, Oregon, and Blythe and Violet
Eagles hosted a garden reception/reunion for
the Class of '22. (Members of '21 were invited
along to enjoy the party.)... Men's and women's golf tournaments were held October 14,
organized by Marty ZIotnik and Eleanor Craw
ford.... Homecoming day, October 22, saw
350 alumni and friends from the Classes of '32,
'37, '42, '48, '52, '57, '62 and '67 participating
in tours, lunches, dinners, dances and a lot of
The speakers bureau in its third year of
operation enlisted the assistance of 421 volunteers — UBC faculty and staff— for its roster
and was able to provide speakers for 152 engagements. A wide variety of groups used the
bureau during the year and it is increasingly
being asked to provide keynote speakers for
conventions being held in Vancouver. A new
brochure outlining all the available topics is
being prepared for distribution in the fall (for a
copy call the alumni office, 228-3313).... Special programs have been curtailed due to a lack
of funds — among these the alumni annual
dinner. The committee also decided to discontinue the sponsorship of the Alumni Concerts
as attendance has been very poor despite a high
caliber of performance by participating faculty
and students. Self-financing events such as
off-campus dances and luncheon events are being looked at for the future.
In his assessment ofthe alumni year, '77-78,
the executive director, Harry Franklin, noted a
few of the events that made the year unique: a
new shake roof on Cecil Green Park, partially
through the generosity of the Council of the
Forest Industries; $27,000 raised through the
sale of the sterling silver library plate that will
provide a special fund for capital or program
projects of the association; and the appointment of Dale T. Alexander to be director ofthe
UBC Alumni Fund and programs.
hi@og-!3ro>wi!/P .aOoer —
Mi [leiwcMii/ of fite
Fine Mi ©ft Angjliinig
The following communication was received j oni\
Stanley Read, professor emeritus of English, I'«.,
self an ardent angler and permanent secretat oj
the Harry Hawthorn Foundation for the Incu cation and Propagation ofthe Principles and Et ncv
of Fly-Fishing.
Roderick L. Haig-Brown died suddenly on
the lawn beside his lovely home, "Above Ti« e"
on the banks ofthe Campbell River on Octo «
6, 1976. He was widely known as a superb
writer, an ardent angler, a devoted conservationist and a humane and conscientious
magistrate and judge. His greatness had been
recognized during his lifetime. In 1952 there
was an honorary degree from UBC and later
election as chancellor of the University of Victoria. And in the last six or so years of his life he
was a member of the powerful International
Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission. His
early death, at 68, was a severe loss to a host of
friends and admirers.
The author of over 20 books, many of them
on angling, the life ofthe angler and conservation, Haig-Brown was deeply interested in the
long tradition of angling literature. In 1953 he
was a founding member of the Harry Hawthorn Foundation. One ofthe basic reasons for
A Special Christmas Cruise
for Alumni Travellers
to Mexico and Central America
December 16,1978 to January 4,1979
The luxurious ROYAL VIKING SEA will sail from
San Francisco to several Mexican ports and the
cities of Corinto and Acajutla in Centra!
Meanwhile, you will enjoy superb dining,
pampered service and an incomparable World
Class sailing style.
For complete details mail to: Roseway Travel Ltd.
c/o UBC Alumni Association
6251 Cecil Green Park Rd.
Vancouver, B.C. V6T1X8
Postal Code.
From $2496 (US) double occupancy of outside
cabin. Price includes round trip airfare
Vancouver/San Francisco, transfers, air and
port taxes, accommodation and all meals
aboard ship.
22  ChrmticlelSu
1978 1
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, ova i p tc '. io i*n e o" <us diMi.i.
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.s ofl'«.i ^iociIi y, *":. v<»'i'.-i m o'bson
l _tc- j-?-kin, de:_ -,i ^radi-.'to siudios
>sr fri.'-dci -fri_-B owii. the Fished ;s
■.un o< B.C. 3:'vi- '. ,;.v.r.t o. 'iOjCvQ for
..: _tiJo»i md ni".i tunancc ol.. n_,:iii_-
i'a\w _' ^cde" j\ l-i'.jg-_iov/r;, to b.
i ■!! iht yher.i.iRton Rood? of UBC's
r.t.l Libiary. T_uf bookc.se — and n is
u — *iJ'» bcci usta'Icd, a m*.t_oriai
. <s L-.i.'g pf_r>".,e_ ijiJ the Tiav\'lboiu
'non ccliocticE is beii.g transfer icd
■e nu in library. The vriemotiai bookcase
use t_o iiany rate and valuable items
* rest cf '.he eollec: _n will be placed on
. n shells of Wiec waiJ. Of tne init-a
ils / ssoclation giart, .cm. 1)3,000 has.
i uted in a ti_it furd, the _ii*test to be
; i's-o*1 lufchase iine ""ores irom ■ he g* eat field
; -.f.v.i-i.njliieraiurt und bonks .iealiig _._da-
'■ n'.ji'i\ vithcrnserv-.tioa.
,| ' Li *'pr.', another great friend of angling and
'; 'JBC, Di. Lton Lsdi er, LLD'67, died at the
I rgt »f"'?. A former member of parliament, he
■ /aj T'i: man;/ year-* an „o„_r.'i/ p:oie_'ii of
,. aw i'ic also fat many years a member of the
* UBC k _ro of governors. He v_s a convocation
j tcunder of U3C ^nd Honorary hie membei o*"
f -fee *-iiini_ sissoci:idon. He became a iaembc>*
j i fthe T-Jawthcrn i7o__d „ion in I°56 and was a
! (jenT&us roctiihutoi to its funds.
I Contributions to the Hany Hawtborii
{ Vou&dctiort directed either to the Haig-Brown
'[ f„etpciial Fund or the Leon Ladner iVsmcrial
, »/und may be made ihic-jgn the UBC Alumni
', ■ _rd, 6?5' Ceal C*"ecn ?ark Road,Vancouver
j A»T 'X3.1: is ht rop^ of bli concerned *ha*
* Jicst funds j'IV grow siejd'ly and .'hat -.he col-
' „cfio.i as ■* 7,'ho „, wih id tne yes;-* ahead be-
i ro'*ie o:ii of tee great ^Gilec'-iciia of i.s kind jr>
' "forth Ani~rica.
Lre\ \ »*wn iajc-Ti v« »e'"'iid^_ex^cner)s.e
- ih.i i ■ciiiarty :■*"_,_ _. c'"orts "oiric up a '''.*ine/
■nii -'..'.flnHif/aCreative^.-i ingCc -ipedtioi..
I' ."i'thEPiiu^ed't or c'thecti- ,src_drd
ii,rv i, »." tries lo b.' es=c^s-ci Ly a ^:oc^rr..ng
a»' li juclgis: NicholKs C_iJ.uo_>, head of
' fi reading rooms division of the library; Dr.
me Cowan Fredeman, senior editor, UBC
tess; Eric (Jabez) Nicol, humorist, author,
laywright and columnist; and, Trevor
Mlcm, columnist and editor of Page Five,
'ancouver Sun.
^ nag a luncheon at the faculty club in
prii the judges noted the generally high stan-
fard ofthe entries and awarded the first prize
f %/m to Theo Collins, Arts 3, for "Stone
tu,i 'and $50 prizes to Ingrid Schneller, Arts
H^'' "Lisa," Terry Thomas, Science 4, for
hi- Sacred Deliverance of Rev. Impswell,"
'&"!■! Vogt, Arts 4, for "PG" and Dan Bosley,
a repeat winner, for "Feed...Me...."
r r        Jrizes were presented by John Banfield,
#hu  hairs the UBC Alumni Fund. The fund
^ttovjcH an allocation of $500 to cover the cost
-Of th«- ,.'izes and administration ofthe contest.
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„ feceptwi' end „ i7 &;'?y f'ty o," lUeetittgs wth
membei s of.'-e ■egitla,:-refo. the ul ar-m
gov.'ni'Kef t "jtatic'i * c^.wrt'ee. (Top) New
e'uKtii p. es.dent, Paul Haze':, (i"ft) chatted
with Ale< Maidovt ■„, DA'39, NDP Member for
Va-"-o"ve) "asiandCv ' She-fotd, SC wavier
jOfSkcstui(r.gI.t). CraceHiCauhv, vm-stc of
touiis/it at'dptcmnc'^l ijcre-ary wes w-iong the
guest* g'sctcd by >he aU-'wi dslcgatto: that
rxludsd Eiirk Vog'. UBC vue-p>esider.t for
faculty a-J yV<Je.n affau s (left).
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_far_ af roor^ making plans for the 1978 - 79
alumni fund campaign are (above, left to right)
Roland Pierrot, who has stepped down after
chairing the fund for three years, Dale Alexander,
the new alumni fund director, John Banfield,
who now heads the fund committee and Allan
Thackray, head of the allocations committee that
makes recommendations to the board of
management on requests for aid from the fund....
Winner ofthe 1978 Chronicle Creative Writing
Competition, Theo Collins (right), plans to
continue his writing career under the name of
Tauber. His winning short story begins on page 17. i i
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Alkmande left to your corners all... .And an
evening of Young Alumni Club square dancing is
underway. Other summer YAC programs include
sailing, baseball and volleyball. For further
information call the alumni office - 228-3313 or
drop into Cecil Green Park any Thursday or
Friday evening and enjoy a super sunset.
Mountain Solitude
Ursique high country escape
for week-ends or longer
All the comforts of home on the
shore of an alpine lake, 6,800 feet
up in a breathtakingly lovely
mountain provincial park. A great
spot for hiking, birdwatching,
alpine flowers, fishing and
relaxation. No TV, no telephones.
Just mountain solitude.
ror full details contact:
121 - 470 Granville St., Vancouver,
383-2381 or call your travel agent
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UBG Summer Session
There's an open invitation out for all retired
residents of B.C., aged 60 or better, to come
to UBC this summer. The academic, cultural
and recreational resources of the campus are
here to be used in what promises to be a lively,
no-cost — to you —- summer learning experience. Most classes are for five days in weekly
sessions, June 19 to August 28. Enrollment is
limited, but late registrations will be taken if
space permits. A brochure outlining the
courses — everything from gardening in small
spaces to earthquake prediction, food and your
shrinking budget, to the fascination of detective fiction (Miss Marples, Lord Peter Wimsey
and Insp. Van Der Valk have been invited to
attend), is available by contacting the Centre
for Continuing Education, UBC, V6T 1W5
(228-2181). As in previous years program participants are invited to tea as guests of the
alumni association at Cecil Green Park, July 12.
Wherewer You Wander
There's an ASunrani Home
Summer is acummin....and if your idea of the
perfect holiday is to pack those near and dear
into the car or onto the back of your bike, and
take to the open road, the alumni association
has something you might find useful.
It's a list of university accommodations in 22
centers across the country — from P.E.I, to
Victoria. The rates are reasonable and the accommodation ranges from Ryerson Institute's
Blue Mountain Chalets, to self-contained
apartments — ideal for families, to your basic
residence single. If you are going further afield
the University of Guelph has a residence, across the street from Regent's Park in London,
England, where a single room will cost $40 a
If Disneyland is your destination—or golf in
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oui tiavel «!{-cpt ioi July 27 at 5 30 p.i.i li
numbei of guests i-> bn>itid to 50 Ct'll <n
uavel aganr, Roseway Travel, 926-434', ar
let them know that you'd like io get - pie k
of some of li c supeib shipboard l:<c.
The second annual Frank Gnup Golf Claij
sic tees off July 20 at Peace Portal Golf Course'
Tom Thomson, #8 - 2375 York Ave., Van!
couver (738-5482 or 261-9364) will accept youl
reservation and $30 entry fee. The fee, whicl
must be prepaid, covers food, refreshments!
green fees and prizes. Net proceeds ofthe evenf
go to the Frank Gnup Memorial Scholarshi]
Fund.... Recreation alumni — about 40 ofi!
possible 79—got together for a breakfast meet'
ing during the Vernon conference of the B.Cl
Recreation Association in April.... The howt.
economics division is sponsoring a nutrition,
workshop "Facts and Fallacies" at Cecil Greeif
Park, June 5.... Remember those student leadership conferences at Camp Elphinstone?
you do and you'd care to participate and imparl]
a little alumni wisdom to the current generation
of campus politicians — or you have studenif
participants to suggest — contact the alumni
program office, 228-3313. The conference ii
scheduled for the weekend of September 29...
After an absence of a few years the annual
graduation chicken barbeque returned this,
year. Sponsored by the association, the nw|
grads are invited to bring their families and]
friends — for a modest fee — down to dinner al
Cecil Green Park after the ceremony and tea...
UBC librarianship alumni will be having a di'
vision meeting/reception for their member? at!
tending the Canadian Librarians Association
conference in Edmonton in June.... An interesting footnote to the recent election foi
chancellor and senate is that we've heard frc mJ
great many "lost souls". These are peoph of
whom we had no valid address record, an 1 it
every case ("hundreds of them" according to
Isabel Gabraith, records supervisor) they vere
inquiring ofthe whereabouts of their ballot *. It
was nice to hear from them. Every effort was
made to ensure that anyone notifying the
alumni or registrar's office in time was abl 2 ttj
get a ballot. You can make the job of our tlili'
gent records staff a little easier if you le us!
know when you move or change your na ne
Call or write Alumni Records, 6251 Cicil
Green Park Road, Vancouver V6T 1X8 228-j
24 Chronicle/Summer, 1978 i"
njira Sutherland
W's credit unionism genetic? The manager
1 of a small credit union and his wife, the
H president of the Credit Union Foundation of B.C., have a child who grows up to
be the first woman director elected to the
board ofthe Vancouver City Savings (twice)
and the first woman elected a director ofthe
B.C. Central Credit Union.
Corporate lawyer Sandra Sutherland,
BCom'68, LLB'69, admits that she's always been interested in financial institutions and how they operate. So after she
became a partner at one of the five largest
law firms in Vancouver at the precocious
age of 27, it was only natural that she become involved with the credit union board.
"Not only do lawyers and professionals
have a social responsibility to their community, it also gives you a different
perspective in understanding your own
clients better."
One board, it would seem, leads to
another. After Vancity and the B.C. Central, last year Sandra was appointed to the
Vancouver Stock Exchange (their first woman too). But this was not to be just the
usual committee work behind oaken doors.
Pitted against the ascerbic columnist Allan Fotheringham, the exchange's fledgling
governor-at-large parried scandal-probing
questions while the TV cameras whirred.
Watching a replay the following morning,
Sutherland wasn't sure who had won. She's
nor a litigator, after all. But she was struck
h j her video image: very cool, controlled,
I i ch osing her words oh-so carefully. "Is that
^7hen she entered UBC at 16, she had
idea what lawyers were like or what
/ actually did. "I was attracted to the
ept of law. I was very interested in the
■-tture of society, and it's law that deter-
ts the relationship between people and
"ies, and of course it's bound up with
<" rnment."
Mdying law was acquiring new know-
* and Sandra thought it stimulating,
ook a combined commerce/law option,
-posure to commerce which she found
i vantage in studying corporate and
'lercial law. These are areas conven-
l\       £?s3%7C:$%*
tionally regarded as unglamorous, even
dull. But there can be a positively aesthetic
satisfaction in drafting a good contract.
"First you learn a lot about each party
and their business. Then you have to shape
and structure the document to develop a
blueprint for the parties to carry on a relationship. You want to streamline things —
be a facilitator rather than to raise legal
"I'm one of the lucky people who enjoy
what they do. Many don't discover the activity that does give them that satisfaction."
But she will grant that lawyers are a
cautious breed and perhaps her video image
was a reflection of that. Certainly she
wishes to avoid prolonged exposure to the
public eye. For that reason, she shies away
from politics.
"I should have told you over the phone,"
she remarked, "that I won't discuss my private home life [married; no children] or the
role of women. Having women in high positions should be normal. I don't like to talk
about it."
Yet as the first woman on three, no four
— last summer she was appointed a director
of the Insurance Corporation of B.C. —
boards, she has raised eyebrows. Her devotion to her work and the rqunds of meetings
has meant that her affection for animals is
limited to three cats "who are sufficiently
independent to be left on their own." Even
her interest in art, B.C. prints especially,
has been incorporated into her work. She's
behind an art bank acquisition panel ofthe
B.C. Central Credit Union. Her last extended vacation (a week in Hawaii) occurred when she was an articling student. But
there are few things about being a lawyer
that Sutherland doesn't like. The pressure
is dismissed as stimulating; the long hours
just part ofthe job. Particularly attractive is
the potential for variety.
"If there's anything bad," she speculates,
"it's the public's stereotype of a lawyer:
going to a party, saying you're a lawyer, and
watching their preconceptions take over."
It must be something to see. After all,
Sandra Sutherland, quite unselfconsciously, dispels just about every preconception
in the book.
Eleanor Wachtel
Proof that the family who travels together stays
together are Herbert H. Grantham, BA'27,
MA'34, (PhD, Stanford), and his wife Aimee,
who will be celebrating their golden wedding
anniversary on June 29, 1978. They spent the
first part of their married life in Vancouver
where he was a science teacher at John Oliver
high school, and the last 20 years abroad with
the UN in Indonesia, Jordan, Liberia, Afghanistan and Nepal and most recently with
the New York State department of education in
Albany and the World University Afloat. They
are now enjoying a well-earned retirement in
Caulfeild, West Vancouver, as well as gardening, birdwatching and fishing at their summer
camp at Grantham's Landing....An award
which H.R.L. (Lyle) Streight, BA'27, MA'29,
(PhD, Birmingham; DSc, Waterloo), will treasure is the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee
Medal, which he received in Montreal where he
has retired from his duties with DuPont of
Canada. Also presented with a jubilee medal
from the secretary of state in Ottawa, M.
Jeanne D'Arc Limbert, BEd'73, is retiring
from 36 years of teaching in the Agassiz-
Harrison school district. She received her
award upon the recommendation ofthe school
After 25 years of service to various Calgary
volunteer groups, Zora McNab Smith, BA'31,
has been named the 1977 Citizen ofthe Year for
that city. During her volunteer career she has
chaired the residence committee ofthe Calgary
Association for the Mentally Retarded, been
president of the Engineering Institute of
Canada Wives' Club, was a founding member
of the Calgary Residential Services Society (a
service for the handicapped), and was president ofthe Providence Creche Women's Auxiliary where she helped introduce a successful
physiotherapy program which has since become an essential service to Calgary's handicapped.... Another Players Club alumnus
moves to center stage in B.C. life. The new
chatelaine at Government House in Victoria is
Nancy Symes Bell-Irving, BA'34. She and her
husband Brig. H.P. Bell-Irving, the recently
appointed lieutenant-governor, first met
through the Players Club. Even with the busy
vice-regal schedule ahead of them for the next
few years she's bound to be able to find some
time to play some tennis — an avid player since
she was 16—and practise her yoga.... At a wine
and cheese party hosted jointly by the Kelowna
Chamber of Commerce and the '78 Snowiest
committee in January, Margaret G. McNair,
BA'38, was named "woman ofthe year." Mrs.
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cial Planning Council, has been instrumei tal(
the formation of a number of new comic i^\ j
services in Kelowna such as Advice Si ivit'l
Kelowna, Volunteer Bureau, Crisis Lin  an
the Emergency Shelter. Even with all he vo
unteer work, she still manages to devote a goo
deal of time to her hobby, gardening... .A 'ten
38 year involvement with education in B. Z.,\
Ross Hind, BA'39, is retiring as direcon1
correspondence education. Hind assumed thi
post in 1963 after 10 years as assistant rep stnjj
in the ministry of education and 12 year
teacher and a principal. Under Hind, th» coil
respondence branch became an integral pirtA
the province's adult education program Hi'l
other interests are numerous, ranging frojf
volunteer community work, to gardening aiifl
art restoration. As a result, his retirement wil'
not be to rest.
The Jacob & Gertrude Narod Scholarship hi
been established by Milton Narod, BSA''
(MSc, McGill), and his wife, to be awarded
the fourth year agricultural sciences studei
with the highest third year standing. The sdiif
larship is a memorial to his parents whose foi
sons graduated from UBC...Lost from \\L
alumni records for quite some time, Gordonl
McMillan, BASc'41, is a mining engineer for|
uranium firm in Grants, New Mexico. Becau;
of his family's fondness for travel, his wift
Olivia, has established the Holiday Home Ei|
change Bureau, Inc. whereby vacationing!
families can avoid the unpleasant aspect of livlj
ing out of a suitcase while at the same time
feeling confident that their own home is in gcos!
hands. (See the advertisement in the Chronicl
Classified.).. .Now making his home in Baden!
Switzerland, Norman Coleopy, BASc'45,
employed by the power generation division
Brown Boveri and Co. For the past nine years!
he has been with Sandwell and Co. in Zurich
senior design engineer....A rather controveij
sial figure in the eyes of some commissionei
and members ofthe public, Stuart S. Lefeai
BASc'45, has retired as Vancouver's
board superintendent. Lefeaux is recognizedi|
one of the most efficient parks administratoi
in Canada, and as a result has received tw
appointments to the national commissio|
which oversees Ottawa's beautificadoBi
Lefeaux joined the parks board in 1945.
Paul T. Cote, BA'47, BASc'48, (MB^
SFU), has been elected chancellor of Simofj
Fraser University for a three-year term. He is^,
past chair of the SFU board of gove.noij
....Victoria lawyer, John C. Cowan, BA'48j.
LLB'49, has been appointed a judge in VaJj''
couver county court. Cowan has been i,
member ofthe Victoria police board for seven!,
years....Well qualified for his new position
assistant secretary general of the United Naji
tions, Gordon K. Goudrey, BA'48, (MA,Toj
ronto), has been involved with internat 'on^
development programs since 1960. He ha i
dertaken advisory missions to more th»"i 2((j 1L
countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean anJf ™
the Pacific, and more recently has been srecis!,
economic advisor and director ofthe techmci,
assistance group of the Commonwealth Seci
retariat in London....The National Councilo
Teachers of English has appointed Joaa I
Johnson'Pavelich, BA'48, BEd'58, MA'( *,*
26 ChronicleISunhic, 1978 if     -e Limbert
it .. rnmittee on technical and scientific writ-
ini* she is a senior instructor with UBC's de-
p i>   lent of English.
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Walter F. Leverton, PhD'50, (MA, Sask), has
been elected group vice-president, development, with the Aerospace Corporation in Los
Angeles....Clive Miller, BA'51, LLB'52, has
been appointed Queen's Counsel in Manitoba.
Miller served on the Portage la Prairie city
council and was solicitor for the Canadian National Railway from 1953 to 1962....After two
years as Red Cross disaster chairman, overseeing Red Cross emergency committees in his
area, J. Gordon Squire, BPE'51, is now the
president ofthe B.C.-Yukon Red Cross. Dur-
and after studies at UBC, his work in the
recreation field led him into volunteer work
with the Red Cross water safety service. "I
became sold on the work ofthe Red Cross and
the principles it stands for," he recalls....After
20 years with Atomic Energy Canada, Dugald
Griffin, BASc'52, has retired as head of the
reactor physics for research reactors section at
Chalk River nuclear laboratories. He joined
AECL in 1957 as an intermediate supervisor in
the reactor opeations division and transferred
the reactor physics branch in 1967.
Colonel Neil A. Robertson, BA'52, has
ve d to London to take up his new duties as
|miiiy ry attache at the Canadian High Commis-
He was formerly base commander, CFB
iiijwack....Eric W. Mountjoy, BASc'55,
, Toronto), was guest speaker at the Feb-
r/ meeting ofthe Montreal Lakeshore Uni-
vewy Women's Club. A professor of geological s. cnces at McGill University, he was well
qua! ted for his topic: "Energy Resources —
Una standing Them and Living Within Their
'."' He has spent much of the past 17
mapping ancient carbonate reefs and
rocks on and adjacent to the Rocky
>ains, looking for deposits of oil and
The Captain Cook Bi-centennial is being
ited by the Nanaimo Historical Society
Wedgewoo'd plate—showing a profile of
James Cook. Former editor of the
lumni Chronicle, (1963-67), Elizabeth
e Norcross, BA'56, was one ofthe mov-
i- is behind its inception.
' em Saskatchewan has a new Anglican
Michael G. Peers, BA'56, was consec-
>hop of Qu'Appelle late last year. At-
Walter Leverton
tending the ceremony were Edward W. Scott,
BA'40, Primate of the Anglican Church of
Canada; Douglas A. Ford, BA'39, bishop of
Saskatoon; and Canon James H.H. Watts,
BA'37, now retired and living in Moose
Jaw....Past associate director of the United
Way of Greater Vancouver, Dra Andbregg,
BA'57, MSW'76, is the newly-appointed
executive director of B.C.'s Elizabeth Fry Society. Innovations brought about by the society,
whose concern is for the care and treatment of
women lawbreakers, are now being recognized
across Canada.... A member of the business faculty of Queen's University since 1975, John
R.M. Gordon, BA'57, BASc'58, (MBA,
Queen's; PhD, MIT), has been appointed dean
of the school of business at that university.
Gordon has also taught at the Royal Military
College of Canada, the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, University of Western Ontario
and IMEDE, an institute for management
studies in Switzerland....David L. Helliwell,
BA'57, has resigned as president from Steel
Brothers Canada Ltd. to accept the new appointment of first president and chief executive
officer of the British Columbia Resources Investment Corporation. Allam D. Laird,
BASc'58, director and consultant to Steel
Brothers Canada Ltd., has recently been appointed to chair the board ofthe company.
The new director of hospital planning for the
Greater Vancouver Regional District is
Michael M. Walker, BA'57, who is also a clinical instructor in the faculty of medicine at
UBC...Paul E. Jams, BSF'58, has been appointed as Manitoba's deputy minister of
northern affairs and renewable resources and
transportation services. Jarvis has an extensive
background in resource and environmental
planning, and road and transport development
in remote areas. He was recently employed by
Arctic Gas and Foothills Pipeline Limited as a
consultant on environmental impact and
northern road construction associated with the
Mackenzie Valley and Alcan pipeline routes.
Sidney E.C. Fancy, BA'60, is the City of Vancouver's first economic development officer.
His two main tasks will be to arrest the flow of
industry to the suburbs and to help the existing
industry in Vancouver. Fancy's experience in
promoting industry was gained in Saskatoon
where he was that city's economic coor- i
Dru Anderegg
dinator....T. Michael Apsey, BSF'61, is the
newly-appointed deputy minister of forests for
B.C. For the past 18 months he has helped
rewrite B.C.'s forest laws. He has been a consultant of forestry projects in Africa, South
America, the Middle East, Turkey and
throughout Europe and North America....
Dennis Holden, BSF'61, will be directing the
development and implementation of a two-year
'renewable resource technology' technician
training program in the Northwest Territories
over the next three years under a contract between B.C.'s Selkirk College and the N.W.T.
department of education. Base of operations
will be Fort Smith with field instruction taking
place at many locations in the Northwest Territories.
The windiest place in Canada is not Ottawa
but Havre-Aux-Maisons, Quebec. Who says
so? Peter South, BASc'61, who has been conducting windmill experiments for 11 years under the auspices of the National Research
Council. A wind of 51 kph churns out the
equivalent power of a 270 horsepower engine
— enough to make Don Quixote think twice
about tangling with this re-discovered source of
energy....A new appointment with the government of Manitoba belongs to Dale Stewart,
BSF'61, who has moved from Winnipeg to
Thompson where he will be assistant deputy
minister for both northern affairs and renewable resources J.A. Warner Woodley,
BCom'61, has been appointed vice-president,
administration and engineering, Ontario division of Inco Metals. His new position will take
him and his family to Sudbury.
Vancouver lawyer, Walter J. Boytinck,
BCom'63, LLB'64, refused to stand up and be
counted in 1976 and now, in 1978, is having to
pay for his principles. In an effort to combat the
growing complications of bureaucracy, he refused to fill out the 1976 federal census form
and in January began facing charges laid
against him under federal law. His stand
against bureaucracy cost him time, effort and
money, but he says he would do it again if
necessary. The charges came as a surprise to
Boytinck, but, as he put it, "I guess they have
their principles too."....April 1 saw Marilyn
Hobson Sharp, BHE'64, assume her duties as
a member of the new board of governors of
Olds College, Alberta. With the introduction
of the board, the college becomes self-
governing....Ken HorodysH, BEd'64, is public affairs manager, for Vancouver Island, for
B.C. Telephone. After graduating from UBC
he pursued his teaching career in Burnaby and
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Melbourne, Australia. He joined B.C. Tel 10
years ago and has worked in public and community relations in Vancouver and Prince
A follower of Alfred North Whitehead, the
British mathematician, educator and
metaphysical who developed the concept of
'process theology', UBC chaplain George
Hennanson, BA'64, (BD, Chicago), is spending a sabbatical at the School of Theology at
Claremont, California. It is the school of John
Copp Jr., one of the foremost Whiteheadian
theologians. Hermanson is a former member of
the UBC board of governors. Replacing him for
an eight-month appointment, beginning in
August, is Barbara Blakely, BA'69. She attended Chicago Theological Seminary where
she received her doctor of ministry, and in 1977
she was ordained as a deacon of the Episcopal
Church....Senior editor with the Vancouver
Sun, Dave Ablett, BA'65, has been awarded a
1977 National Newspaper Award for editorial
writing. One of eight recipients in the annual
Canadian competition, Ablett's award was
based on his style, clarity, persuasiveness and
the originality of opinions expressed. Another
member of the Sun's staff and Chronicle contributor, Timothy C. Padnaore, BA'65, has
also received an award. He has been named
co-winner of the Ortho award for medical writing (sponsored by the Canadian Science Writers Association). Padmore's winning stories
concerned the Laetrile controversy and features on death and pain...."Court Stars" is the
name — and racquet sports the game — of a
new shop in West Vancouver, presided over by
M.L. (Chrys) Chrystal McQuarrie,
BCom'65, who is currently president of the
commerce alumni division. The object of the
exercise is to provide smashing ensembles
for female players of racquet sports.
Proving that printer's ink is thicker than
blood, or in this case, the same thing, Stephen
M. Brown, BA'66, continues the tradition established by his great-grandfather. Stephen,
with his wife Maureen, are the editors/
owners/publishers of Vancouver's Herald and
Times, a bi-monthly publication serving the
Kits-Bay view area ofthe city. The newspaper
is the successor to the Vancouver Herald, the
city's first newspaper established January 15,
1886....Colin Campbell, MA'67, (MA, Aberdeen; PhD, Bristol), is the director of the
newly-created fitness and recreation branch of
B.C.'s department of recreation and consera-
tion. The new branch includes all provincial
government activities in outdoor, community recreation, sports, and fitness....Jubalay
(Canada's Vancouver-originated hit musical of
several years ago) has metamorphosed, on
Broadway, into A Bistro Car on the CNR. courtesy of Patrick Rose, BA'67, who wrote 15 new
songs out ofthe show's 23 (the remaining eight
survived from Jubalay written by Rose and
Merv Campone). Clive Barnes calls the new
show "chic and homespun."...William C.
Garriock, BCom'68, (MBA, Northwestern),
has been elected to chair the Proprietary Association of Canada. The association represents
the manufacturers of non-prescription
medicines. Garriock is president of Miles
Laboratories and lives in Toronto....Assistant
to the UBC dean of women since 1973, Nancy
West Horsman, MA'69, has been presented
with an honorary Big Block award for her "outstanding contribution to athletics." Since 1973,
she has represented the dean's office on UBC's
Women's Athletic Committee. Her life-time
28  Chronicle/Summer, 1978
connection with sports has included six years
(1950-56) as a sports reporter with the Vancouver Province....Newly promoted division
petroleum engineer, W. Neil McBean,
BASc'69, was transferred to Lafayette, La.,
offshore division of Tenneco Oil Company
from the Gulf Coast Division, Houston. McBean joined Tenneco in 1969.
Barbara Fulton Bodien, BA'70, MA'75, is
now living in Ottawa where she works for the
MOT as a bilingual airport planner... .Arpad
E. Torma, PhD'70, has moved from Quebec
City to Socorro, New Mexico, where he is professor of metallurgy at the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology....Currently
teaching voice at McGill and Vanier College,
mezzo-soprano Joanne C. Bentley, BA'71,
BMus'73, also performs with the Tudor Singers of Montreal. She graduated from UBC as a
Woodrow Wilson Fellow in 1971, and has since
obtained masters degrees in musicology and in
voice performance, from McGill The
American Association of University Presses has
bestowed an aesthetic design award on a book
co-authored by John VeiMette, BA'71, and
published by UBC Press — Early Indian Village Churches: Wooden Architecture in British
Michael M. Mick©, PhD'73, now makes his
home in Edmonton, Alberta. He is assistant
professor in wood science/engineering, faculty
of agriculture and forestry at the University of
Alberta....Hugh Miller, PhD'73, (BSc, MSc,
Memorial), is a geophysicist ofthe energy division ofthe Newfoundland department of mines
and energy. He has been actively involved with
geophysical studies related to Newfoundland
since 1967, and in his new position, will be
responsible for the assessment of geophysical
data provided to the government under the new
petroleum regulations. He will also be responsible for liaison between the provincial and federal governments in the geophysical
field....Sandra E. Smith, BEd'73, is public
relations officer for B.C. Hydro where she
looks after the transportation group, which includes all greater Vancouver and Victoria bus
transportation, Pacific Stage Lines, Grey Line
Tours and the new Sea Bus. Her background is
in print media, with a stint on the Ubyssey and a
summer with the Vancouver Province.
David Mattison, MFA'74, MLS'77, is librarian at Columbia College in Vancouver
....One of Nanaimo's newest lawyers is Susanf1 [,
Ruttan, LLB'76, (BA, Queen's), who is the
daughter of the resident judge of the supreme
court in Victoria, Jack G. Ruttan,
BA'33....After furthering her education in
Bristol, England, Nicole Cavendish, BA'77,
has returned to Canada, where, in Vancouvet
she played in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
produced by the Vancouver Playhouse in
March....A recent convert to the union life is
Janet Sprout, BA'77, an employee of Tasco
Telephone Answering Exchange. Instrumental
in bringing unionization to Tasco, she has been
fired and re-hired, and says that she now finds
herself fighting misconceptions about unions at
home and among her friends.
Harrigan-White. Robert Wayne Harrigan to
Janet Elizabeth White, BEd'73, February 2,
1978 in Reno, Nevada.
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart W. Allan, BASc'72
MBA'74, (Heather May Brewster, BSc'73), a
daughter, Laurie Sharon, March 11, 1978 in
Campbell River, B.C....Mr. and Mrs. Ian
David Foster, BASc'68, a son, Mai tin
Francois, September 12, 1977 in Chicoutimi,
P.Q....Mr. and Mrs. Russell G. Fraser,
BASc'58, (Jane Fulton, BHE'69, BEd'78), a
daughter, Lila Isobel, September 16, 197"' in
Vancouver. Also: Sarah Jane, January 17,
1975; Amy Barbara, January 18, 1973; aad,|
Jean Andrea, June 26, 1971, all in Vancoi ver
... .Mr. and Mrs. R. Peter Kellas, BSF'70, (B.
Diane Prittie, BHE'71), twins, Brent Ja,nes
and Wendy Jean, March 21,1978 in Port Al ce,
B.C....Dr. and Mrs. Reg A. Olson, BSc 68,
PhD'77, (MSc, Western), (June Pendergist,
BEd'68), a daughter, Laura June, March 23,
1978 in Edmonton....Mr. and Mrs. Rober A.
Paterson, BCom'68, MBA'69, (Jan Van Er*
ten, BEd'70), a son, Robert William Sott,
March 3, 1978 in Burnaby....Mr. and h rs.
Alec John Scott, (Josephine Stacew.cz,
BA'66), a son, Byron Stacey, February 15,
1978 in Comox... .Mr. and Mrs. Eicfaard Tar-
rell (Terry) Stesnhoff, MSc'75, (Virginia I os-
well, BRE'73), a son, Matthew David, febv • I_SuII_313S___2
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M, 1978 in Littleton, Colorado....Dr.
rs. James A.R. Sties, BSc'68, (Shonet
,-od, BA'66), a son, David James, April
,'8 in Vancouver....Mr. and Mrs. Rod-
Stringer, BSc'76, (Sheila Chadsey,
, a daughter, Erin Anne, December 1,
i Invermere....Mr. and Mrs. Duane
ilASc'70, (Gwen Smith, BA'68), a son,
wellesley, September 1,1977 in Toron-
fpes>'  seve (Viva) Martin McPhee, BA'18,
iNov mber 1977 in Melbourne, Australia. Af-
**|er >>i 'duation, she worked in the industrial
Jfiheii.ical field in Canada, New York and
iurope. Eventually she made her home in
elbourne where she worked as a dietician.
urvived by her husband, a daughter and three
Hugh Mackenzie Morrison, BA'30, (MA,
hD, Clark), April, 1977 in Lac La Hache.
ducator, civil servant and community work-
r, he came to Canada in 1913. After gradua-
on, he taught, and in the 1930s, was principal
f high schools for Prince Rupert and Upper
Islands districts. During W.W. II, he worked
Ottawa, preparing and administering
purses of study for the armed forces. After the
ar, he chaired, for over 20 years, the Civil
iervice Commission in Victoria until his re-
rement in 1970 when he returned to the
Cariboo. Early this spring, he was named
"good citizen ofthe year" for the Lac La Hache
community. Survived by his wife (Isobel W.
Barton Morrison, BA'26), a son, a daughter
and two brothers.
Geoffrey B. Riddehough, BA'24, MA'39,
(MA, California; PhD, Harvard), April 1978 in
London, England, while on holiday. One ofthe
Fairview graduates, he received the
Governor-General's gold medal as head of his
graduating class. After three years teaching at
the University of Alberta and one year as an
instructor in classics at UBC, in 1933 he joined
the UBC faculty and was a member of the
classics department for the next 38 years. Master of several modern languages as well as Latin
and Greek, he was the author of many learned
documents. Chronicle readers may remember
his contributions of light verse, some of which
are contained in the collection Dance to The
Anthill, (Discovery Press, 1972). Hidden away
among the limericks and poems of wit and
"intellectual rapier work and the abiding sense
of human absurdity" are ones of a more serious
and personal nature:
Lucis ante terminum
I ask one favour, Lord: may I
Not overrun my time to die!
Before I reach senility,
Stop these my pulses suddenly
By fall or fever, while I yet
Have funds to cover every debt.
Let me not live to hear men say,
"How the old fool gets in the way!"
Let no important hard young things
Turn, wolfish, on my doddering';
Surely, by now, omniscience
Has learnt, from all the evidence,
That being here unwanted, Lord,
Is something no one can afford.
So comfort me by staff or rod
With one quick stroke of mercy, God!
■ Geoffrey Riddehough
Gerald Edward White, BSA'40, December
1977, on Maui, Hawaii while on holiday. He
attended Victoria College and Craigdarroch before entering UBC. Following graduation, he
served with the RCAF for five years as flight
lieutenant. After the war he was manager of
Green Valley Chemical Company and then
western Canada branch manager for Ortho Agricultural Chemicals before joining the international division of Monsanto Company, Missouri. During his career with this company, he
lived in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Africa
and India. Survived by his wife, two daughters
(Janet White Harrigan, BEd'73; Judy White
Killeen, BEd'67), a son (Murray White,
BEd'72), two sisters and a granddaughter.
Iris Grace Harris Young, BA'39, September 1977 in Calgary, Alberta. She taught at
Chilliwack High School for two years before
her marriage. She was an active volunteer
worker and participated in the United Church
Women for Trinity United Church, Edmonton, in the Boy Scout Organization and the
Calgary Lung Association. Survived by her
husband (John Walter Young, BASc'39,
MASc'48), three sons (Stuart Young, BSc'73),
a daughter and one grandson.
UBC Alnmni Association
At least one $1,250 scholarship will
be available for the 1978-79
academic year for a student, whose
home is outside of B.C., who is
entering or continuing studies at
the undergraduate level at UBC.
Preference is given to the sons and
daughters of UBC alumni.
The award is made possible by
donations to the UBC Alumni
Application deadline: July 15,1978
For information and application
forms write:
National Scholarships, UBC
Alumni Association, 6251 Cecil
Green Park Road, Vancouver, B.C.,
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MSc'56, PhD'66; J.D. (Jack) Hetherington, BASc'4!
Brenton D. Kenny, LLB'56; John F. Schuss, BASc'6U
Oscar Sziklai, (BSF, Sopron, Hungary), MF'61, PhDV-
Robert E. Tulk, BCom'60; Barbara Mitchell Vitolij.
BA'61; Nancy E. Woo, BA'69. '
Members-at-large (1977-79)
Joan Godsell Ablett, BA'66; Grant D. Burnyeat, LLB'7!
Michael W. Hunter, BA'63, LLB'67; Thomas McCuska
BA'47; Valerie Manning Meredith, LLB'49; Richard r
Murray, BASc76; E. Roland Pierrot, BCom'63, LLB'6<
David C. Smith, BCom'73; W.A. (Art) Stevensor
BASc'66; Doreen Ryan Walker, BA'43, MA'69
Committee Chairs
Alumni Fund: Allocations Committee: Allan D. That
kray, LLB'58, Executive Committee: E. Roland Pierre
BCom'63, LLB'64, Awards & Scholarships Commlttei
Joy Fera, BRE72; Branches Committee: Art Stever
son, BASc'66; Communications Committee: Dr. Jo
Katz; Constitution Committee: Michael W. Huntei
BA'63, LLB'67; Nominations Committee: Jim Den
holme, BASc'56; Speakers Bureau Committee: Di
Walter Gage, BA'25, MA'26, LLD'58; Special Program
Committee: John Schuss, BASc'66; Student Allah
Committee: Grant Burnyeat, LLB'73; Travel Commute*
Dr. Tom McCusker, BA'47; Young Alumni Club: Davi
Donohoe, LLB'71.
Division Representatives
Commerce: Chrys McQuarrie, BCom'65; Denta^
Hygiene: Jill Baarsden, DDHY'76; Health Cure (j.
Epidemiology: Helen Colls, MSc'76; Home Economlcn
Louise Smith, BHE'65; Ubrarlanshlp: Shirley Fisher. > _
Fleming, BA72, MLS74;Nursing: Wendy Bily, BSN7I | ;'
Alma Mater Society
Bruce Armstrong, President: Bruce Ross, Secrats^
Faculty Association Representatives
Dr. Olav Slaymaker, President: Elizabeth J. "Ia<*j
BLS70, Treasurer. i   '
Executive Director '
Harry J. Franklin, BA'49. !
* These members-at-large were declared elected as a result of the rnalt
ballot carried in the Spring 78 Chronh
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