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The report of President Douglas T. Kenny
to the Senate and Board of Governors
of the University of British Columbia
for the academic year September 1,
1982, to August 31, 1983.
The University of British Columbia Foreword
To the Board of Governors and Senate,
The University of British Columbia.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
This is the eighth and last time that I will have the privilege of reporting to you
on the activities of The University of British Columbia, which is approaching
maturity as a world-class institution and is now regarded as one of the leading
institutions of higher education in Canada.
The difficulties which the University has experienced in recent years as a result
of financial restraint and underfunding sometimes obscure the very real progress we
have made as a result of the efforts of the many dedicated people who are
responsible for the day-to-day operations of the University.
In recent years, everything possible has been done to improve the quality of
instruction offered to our students, who are subject to higher entrance
requirements than in the past, to expand the research capacity of the University, to
provide adequate library and computing facilities as well as new buildings in
keeping with academic priorities; in short, to create an environment in which
learning and our long-standing commitment to excellence can flourish. Some of the
accomplishments of recent years were detailed for you in my report on the 1981-82
academic year.
No one individual can take credit for all the accomplishments of an institution as
complex as The University of B.C. It therefore gives me pleasure to extend my
gratitude to members of the Board and Senate, the faculty and support staff, and
the students of UBC, who have never failed to provide advice and counsel when
called upon. I am deeply indebted to each and every one of you.
I take leave of my duties as the University's chief executive officer in the
knowledge that a firm foundation has been laid for the continued progress of the
icereiy, /
Douglas T, Kenny,
President. COVER: An aerial view of the
UBC campus on Point Grey
and the City of Vancouver in
the background. George Allen
On this occasion, I have the honour of
preparing my eighth and last annual report. In
calling attention to this circumstance of time, I
feel a trifling embarrassment because it is of no
great consequence in itself. But I would like to
place on record my grateful appreciation for the
support, wise counsel and friendly criticism I
have always received from my vice-presidents,
deans, faculty, the members of Senate and the
Board, and, indeed, from all members of the
University community. It has been a happy experience to work with generations of earnest, at
times over-spirited, students. With sincerity, I
express my warm gratitude to the students for
their unfailing support and loyalty to their
University. I remain enormously proud of our
students, for they have made my years exciting,
stimulating, instructive and very worthwhile.
I would like to be permitted, just this once, to
comment on three exceptional individuals who
have contributed to the well-being of the
University. Perhaps the choice of individuals is
always invidious, as can be perceived by entering randomly into the rest of this report. I
should, however, like to thank them publicly
and to express my deep appreciation for their
excellent assistance to me and the University.
The University was truly favoured that it was
able to secure the benefits of William White as
the Bursar and Vice-President of finance. I am
especially gateful for his guidance in all matters
relating to finance. His counsel was invaluable.
He is a person of exceptional integrity who
answered without stint the many demands
which the University made upon him over the
years. While his departure will be widely felt, he
takes with him the respect of us all and we wish
him well in his retirement.
Michael Shaw, my academic vice-president,
is a very distinguished member of the University, both as a teacher and a world-class researcher. The unmistakable academic improvement
of the University over the past eight years is a
lasting tribute to his term of office. His years of
unstinting support of academic excellence
brought more than a dash of academic reality to
the aid of the University. I shall remember him
as a wise man who was capable of engendering a
remarkable spirit of academic co-operation and
friendliness across the University, of a quality
not always found on university campuses. It
would be difficult, if not impossible, to have
secured a better academic vice-president. I wish
him continued success as a University Professor.
My last words of warm thanks go, appropriately enough, to Martha Hazevoet, my
secretary. For her exemplary dedication to the
University and unfailing good-humored efficiency, I express my hearty thanks.
At this time of financial stress for the University, I congratulate the Board of Governors for
attracting as my successor, K.G. Pedersen. He is
an experienced administrator and I extend my
sincere best wishes for a fruitful term of office.
As this is my last report, I cannot refrain from
looking back upon the growth of the University
and its prospects.
I remain particularly delighted to be part of
The University of British Columbia and to have
a role in its voyage of growing importance and
meaning in our provincial and national life.
During my time in the University as a student,
professor, head of a department, dean and
president — almost 40 years — I have seen it
grow from a very small institution to a first-class
University which is the beacon of hope and intellectual life for all our citizens. The
University's leadership, its tremendous intellectual resources, its high-quality academic programs, the opportunities provided, careers
launched, the sanctuary for freedom of thought
and expression, its research which pries open
the door to tomorrow, have played a vigorous
role in shaping the destiny of British Columbia.
The importance and meaning of UBC is virtually
beyond assessment. The very existence of The
University of British Columbia adds an enormous dimension to the life of every British Columbian.
It is in creativity that pride properly lies and
The University of British Columbia is one of this
province's most notable creations. British Columbians are fortunate in having a University
which people all over the world admire, for the
academic community of the world recognizes
that it is a priceless provincial, na'tional and
international asset.
And yet somehow higher education in this
province continues to be in various minds a
suspect investment. Good universities, such as
UBC, take a long time to develop and flourish.
Moreover, they are built at substantial cost and
Unfortunately, a world-class university can be
dismembered in brisk time by financial strangulation. No university can flourish if it is
repeatedly jostled at its roots or intemperately
Even in the present times of financial stress, it
would be shortsighted and counter-productive
to reduce the province's commitment to higher
education. At a time when Canada faces countless opportunities and challenges, I believe it to
be incompatible with provincial needs if this
University were to fall victim to the proposed
scale of fiscal cuts that are being considered. If
the cuts were to happen, then the voyage of The
University of British Columbia toward a growing importance and meaning in our provincial
and national life will prove to be nugatory.
I can only hope that this is not the intention
of the provincial government and that wisdom
will prevail.
CHANGING WORLD. A retrospective view of
the University's academic session 1982-83 is
sketched in considerable detail in this annual
report. A temptation to focus only on the past
or fiscal problems needs correction, however;
The President's Report 1982-83/5 and that is why I have considered it appropriate
to include as my lead essay the speech I
delivered at the international symposium on
"The University, Today and Tomorrow," held
at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, in
September of 1983. The symposium was held in
celebration of the tenth anniversary of the
University of Tsukuba, the first new university
in Japan. I had the honour, which I greatly appreciated, of being invited to the conference
and being asked to bring forth recommendations on the future of universities. Perhaps I
should mention that the recommendations,
contained in the body of the text, were
wholeheartedly adopted, by formal resolution,
by the Japanese in attendance at the symposium.
The speech was as follows:
Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.
It is an honour and a pleasure for me to be
here on this special occasion of the tenth anniversary of the University of Tsukuba. I was
delighted to accept President Fukuda's invitation, both because the visionary University of
Tsukuba has built up a tremendous world-wide
reputation in a very short time and also as the
subject of your symposium is one that interests
me very deeply.
I would like to talk about two things: first,
some powerful social trends that are inexorably
restructuring the world; and second, how the
universities should respond to these trends.
A university cannot stand still. No university
can afford to ignore the Zeitgeist, for we can no
longer let the past determine the present. Instead, we must look at the future to shape the
present. While a modern university may be
rooted in the historical vision of higher education, its nature equally must be determined by
the longer view of global change.
In charting the university's directions for the
future, academic planning should be responsive
to the dramatic global trends that are taking
place. Let me mention at least five well-
identified social trends that will condition the
public attitude and the planning for universities. These global trends, which I consider to
be fundamental, are:
• Application of scientific findings to a
multitude of problems;
• The shift from a mass industrial society to
an information society;
• The accelerating impact of technology on
• The increasing demand for quality and excellence;
• The interdependent world as a truly global
Now let us consider each of these trends and
assess their implications, drawing upon my own
I acknowledge that it is no easy task to reach
academic consensus on how higher education
will respond to these key trends. We do live in
an imperfect world. Nevertheless, history will
judge us most harshly if we do not give attention
to these trends.
fall-out from the technological explosion that is
re-making the face of the world and all of its institutions. These monumental winds of change
appear to be blowing stronger than ever, with
the world changing radically, rapidly and constantly. It is apparent that science and
technology are beating the tambours, leading
the march of irresistible events.
In this international scientific and
technological race, no developed nation can afford to become the intellectual backwater of the
world. All modern governments have taken
measures, and justifiably so, to keep their nations in at least some of the "international
technological Olympics." Clearly, universities
must also act.
In 1980, the federal government of Canada
took a vital stand about the importance of
research and development (R&D) to the Canadian economy. Canada's 1985 goal for R&D in
the natural sciences is 1.5 per cent of the gross
national product. The R&D investment has
grown substantially from the 1976 level of 0.94
per cent to 1.07 per cent of the GNP in 1981.
Even so, this compares unfavourably with
Japan, where R&D is 2.4 per cent of the GNP.
Canada's 1985 target in research and
development has placed pressure on its universities to increase substantially both the present
rate of production of highly qualified scientific
manpower and the amount of scientific
Let me share with you a few activities of my
University that support the objectives of
Canada's research policies. Today, unlike a
decade ago, the University believes that its
responsibilities for research are equal to its
responsibilities for teaching. This change has
not always been welcomed with open arms by all
faculty. Nevertheless, it is fair to say that the
University provides a rich environment for
research and advanced education. Illustrative
of my own University's increasing emphasis on
research are the following:
1. It has become one of the major research
and graduate universities in Canada, second
only to the University of Toronto.
2. Expansion of the Computing Centre to
have two fourth-generation, mainframe computers, one for teaching — the other solely for
3. Establishment within the past two years of
three new centres in the Faculty of Graduate
Studies, namely, the Centre for Advanced
Technology in Microelectronics, the Centre for
Coal Research, and the Centre for Molecular
4. Development of a world-class Imaging
Centre, including equipment for: Computer-
assisted x-ray tomography (C.A.T.), Positron
emission tomography (P.E.T.) and Nuclear
magnetic resonance scanning (N.M.R.).
5. In 1981 the University established a
56-acre research park on campus with the aim
of strengthening the linkages between research
and innovation; and between the University and
private industry. Man does not live by rice
alone, but equally, man does not live without
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I. Higher education is clearly a major element on the social agenda of a scientific and
technological society. We live in the midst of a
II. Higher educational policy needs to take
cognizance of the consequences of the accelerating shift from a mass industrial society to an A new centre for research on
coal is one of three units
established at UBC over the
past two years to support
Canada's research policies.
information society. As we live today and dream
tomorrow, we must accept the sad fact that the
intellectual community has not seriously come
to grips with this issue.
Without seeming to "preach to the choir," let
us remind outselves of some of the broad
realities in this area:
1. The information industry joins with the
manufacturing industry as two powerful forces
in the economies of nations; as a consequence,
today's society does not bear a close similarity to
what it was 25 years ago.
2. With knowledge doubling every eight
years, the information explosion is upon us.
3. Information investment and information
workers will increase dramatically between now
and the year 2000. It has been estimated by the
Department of Commerce that more than half
of the work force in the United States consists
today of information workers who are engaged
in an over $500 billion a year information industry.
4. There are approximately 100,000
technical journals today, and the number
doubles every 15 years.
5. We all know that what took researchers
days to acquire in the past now can be obtained
in a matter of seconds.
6. Telecommunications technology is the
wave of the future, as the need for national and
international transaction services grows. For example, in 1981, voice communications alone accounted for $55 billion in revenues for United
States telephone companies, and it is predicted
that it will grow by at least 20 per cent per year.
In a word, the problem lies in the question of
what the information era means for universities.
It seems to me that one has to ask: What are
the attributes required of the leaders and innovators 20 years from now?
I am confident that they will have to be
broad-banded or broadly-guaged,  flexible in
order to respond to the challenges provided by a
constant flow of new information, intellectually
directed, and of deep global awareness.
Fortunately for our peace of mind, the centuries-long history of universities has revealed
how best and most effectively to educate this
kind of individual. Universities inculcate these
attributes superbly by exposing students to
depth, rather than breadth, in a specialized
discipline. In short, students should be educated as if they were going to be professional
scholars. Unbiased critical enquiry in a
discipline tends to produce a person with all-
round ability, intellectual versatility and a
desire to continue to learn.
There are two additional observations that
need to be made about this new era.
First, in some countries, government and industry will have to show a greater commitment
to higher education than is manifested today,
otherwise they will not be able to compete
socially or economically.
In Canada, about 20-per cent of the population between the ages of 20 and 24 attends some
institution of higher education. In Japan, the
figure is slightly over 33 per cent. Unfortunately, I do not think this situation will change in
Canada. In fact, clarion calls to government on
this issue have fallen on deaf ears. Under such
circumstances, I don't see how Canada can be a
world leader.
Universities must expand graduate education. To cope adequately with a highly-oriented
information society, we require a far greater
number of highly educated graduate students.
Second, in order to cope with the rapid information change, continuing education will
become even more essential in the future than it
is today. First-class professionals will be looking
for first-class continuing education.
In general, the continuing education programs   of   North   American   universities   are
The President's Report 1982-83/7 The humanities, creative arts
and social sciences can be
helpful in understanding and
explaining social change.
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thought of as the educational warehouse for
academic miscellany. I do not hold that view,
for no university will stand in high regard unless
it shows a willingness to place its intellectual
resources at the disposal of all the professions
and the general public. Lifelong learning will
grow as knowledge expands. To be sure, the
agenda for the future of higher education must
include continuing education.
The University of British Columbia is taking
deliberate steps to improve its commitment to
adult learning. To appreciate the magnitude of
this endeavour, let me say that the University, in
addition to regular session students of over
34,000, has approximately 91,000 individuals
taking non-credit courses to upgrade their intellectual capital. These programs are self-
supporting, with no prospect of persuading
government to finance such activities.
III. In assessing the impact of science and
technology on society, one must not overlook
the value of the humanities, the creative arts
and the social sciences. I suspect that some of
you, who have been willing to follow my contention concerning the role of science and technology thus far, will by now feel a little impatient at this technological know-how emphasis.
Is there not a level of experience, reviewing
which any one of us, when he comes to die, may
say: "I have lived"? If so, what is the role of the
universities in this context? It is a searching
question, to which it is all too easy to make the
conventional reply that science only searches for
the truth and that technology satisfies consumer
needs. We should not be content with this.
People find that with the fast changes in how
things are done, their lives change. The current
word-processing revolution is a small example.
Another is the advent of "pay for what you want
to see" television, where the choice ranges from
what is in today's London Times to the Peking
Ballet. Also to be considered are: satellite
receivers on the tops of suburban homes,
videotape recprders, pocket calculators, personal computers, video games, digital watches.
The less observable must not be overlooked
— the use of silicon chips in household appliances, medical instruments, aerospace products, robots, automobiles, and on and on and
on. These and dozens of other examples all contribute to the expectation of profound disturbance in the status quo. Technological change
is a major element in the social disorientation of
our times. And therein lies the problem for the
Individuals are voicing their anxieties about
the worth of all this new technological achievement. We are witnessing increasing resentment
between thpse who work with the new technology and those who do not. This disquiet is
implicit in the complaint against male computer addicts who have produced computer
widows, presumably neglecting opportunities
for procreation. The public is having a hard
time coming to terms with genetic engineering,
the biological deterioration of the Earth by
high-tech contamination, and the large number
of data banks held on individuals by government and the private sector. It would be easy to
dismiss these anxieties as a new form of anti-
intellectualism or as a naive yearning for the
simpler days of a bygone era. On close examination, however, most individuals recognize that
they cannot turn back the clock. They also
know that there is no point in painting science
and technology into the scapegoat's corner.
The question remaining for universities is: If
the future is golden for science and technology,
then what is the future for humanity? Should
not the universities remember what and who we
are? Or, putting it more sharply, should not
universities deal with the relationship between
man and the technological world?
Whichever way we put it, universities should grapple with these troublesome questions. We
should not lag behind society on these topics.
We should lead. Humanity should not be left by
the universities to twist slowly in the wind.
You may ask how this can be made possible.
The answer is that the humanities, the creative
arts and the social sciences can be helpful in
understanding and explaining social change.
However, all individuals within the university
must come to grips with the issue of how to
manage science and technology in order to get
us where we want to go and what kind of person
we wish to be.
IV. Higher education needs to improve and
maintain quality and excellence. The public is
no longer innocent on the issue of quality and
excellence. Of all the social challenges a nation
faces, the increasing demand for quality is one
of the most important. The yearning for excellence extends into all spheres of life, including
technological products and the world of ideas.
Let me cite but one example from industry
— the automobile industry. The quality of
Japanese cars was an electrifying example to the
American car industry. As a consequence,
American industry has been racing to upgrade
the quality of its cars. So, we have today the
advertising of the Ford company boasting that
"Quality is Job 1." Perhaps all of education
should take a warning from this pleasing example.
Possibly the comments that follow are more
addressed to my fellow North Americans than
to others, for my experience elsewhere is not sufficient to inflate my personal observations into
universal truths.
Consider the state of affairs in 1983. The
North American public is disenchanted with the
unenviable learning record of the elementary
and secondary schools. Moreover, the public is
starting to voice similar concerns about universities. Public universities cannot expect to advance if public confidence is weakened. More
than anything, universities must sharpen their
emphasis on quality and excellence.
In the fierce global competition that lies
ahead, nations will need more of excellence
than mediocrity. For this pragmatic reason
alone, no part of the world's intellectual capacity should lose ground because of the slipping
standards of higher education. In this context,
perhaps it is worth examining the delicate relationship between quality and the adequacy of
financial resources. In the minds of many North
American faculty members, the wistful maxim
"the greater the financial resources, the higher
the academic quality", has always been attractive. This dictum escapes me. Money does not
necessarily ensure excellence. A good university
can continue to be good with less money, providing it adheres to the veritable truth that if
learning is worth doing at all, it is worth doing
This simply reflects a policy of backing winning horses and denying oats to the swaybacks,
which is in the best of university traditions.
Today, most North American university presidents would say that shrinking funds are their
number one concern. Perhaps they should
become as self-conscious about quality as the
Ford Motor Company has. I fully recognize that
such a sweeping statement may seem harsh. But
as George Bernard Shaw once remarked, "All
great truths begin as blasphemies."
If the agenda for the future includes excellence, then what needs to be done to encourage it to happen? In answering this question, and to give some idea of how these
elements operate in practice, I will make
reference to some changes in The University of
British Columbia during the past few years.
First, raise the quality of faculty members.
This is imperative since faculty set the academic
tone and are the shapers of university policies.
As all university professors know, one sparkling
professor is more valuable than two mediocre
ones. Since faculty members are the most important resource in a university, they should be
recruited, retained and promoted on the basis
of their dual commitment to teaching and excellence in research. During the past few years
my University has put in place a more rigorous
appointment, tenure and promotion policy.
Naturally, faculty do not always cheer when
they fail to meet the higher standards, and those
who are not retained often become angry.
Second, raise standards of admission for
students. This is ensured in the first instance by
the admission policies. During the 1960s and
early 1970s, many North American universities
lowered their admission standards. This was a
Third, and by far the most anxiety provoking, is to have academic program reviews by external review groups. This is one sure way of
avoiding a static academic environment. Over
the past eight years we have reviewed a large
number of faculties and academic departments,
with resultant academic gains.
Fourth, the most direct method by which a
university can uplift the academic standards of
students and faculty is to enhance its own expectations of excellence and make them known.
V. In a truly global economy, higher education should be high on the agenda of an interdependent world. As the world moves in and
knowledge extends out, the world becomes
more interactive. The global economic interdependence is in evidence everywhere; integration of the world's financial systems, international co-operation in joint ventures for
economic well-being, internationalization of
production, growth of multinationals, and the
interlocking fields of transportation and communications. It is no coincidence that the nations which have had a vital impact on the
course of events are those who have been alert
and responsive to the rising tide of events.
Some of the global realities of the 1980s are:
• The intellectual plane of the world is on
the way up;
• The unprecedented increase of new knowledge and innovation will increase;
• There will be increased international coordination and co-operation of information
gathering sources; and
• Money-conserving strategies will be highlighted between countries in order to cope with
the massive fiscal resources required.
It is a good time for self-assessment by universities, and now I would like to suggest a few
ideas for your consideration.
The President's Report 1982-83/9 UBC's new Asian Centre
reflects UBC's commitment to
stronger intellectual and
cultural ties with the countries
on the Pacific Rim.
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First, there should be a growing propensity in
our universities to provide all students with an
international perspective. I am afraid that most
North American graduates are illiterate about
the world. This is not surprising because an international perspective is a rather neglected orphan in our universities.
Second, universities should be involved in
research related to the dynamics of international change and the realities of interdependence. Historically, we have largely ignored this
area. Studies have hardly begun. Universities
can play a refreshing leadership role by keeping
nations on their toes.
Third, it is important that universities of the
developed countries commit themselves to cooperating with universities of the less developed
countries. In particular, all nations have shared
interests in the world population explosion,
food, energy supplies, peace and the wave of
new information technologies. The less developed countries should identify the areas of
sought co-operation.
Fourth, I fear that some research projects
may be beyond the technical or fiscal capacity
of nations, not to mention universities.
Therefore, the next thrust should be to fund
and operate such projects internationally. Happily, there are examples of this type of cooperation already, such as the Canada-France-
Hawaii Telescope.
You may ask, what has this international
perspective meant for The University of British
Columbia? While we have made some important beginnings, they do not constitute a revolution. But let me highlight a few: Of some importance, approximately 16 per cent of our
graduate students are non-Canadians and
about 30 per cent of our faculty members are
non-Canadians. Both groups do add significantly to the international outlook of the
While we have linkages with Germany,
Poland and Saudi Arabia, we have been
fashioning our strongest links with Asia. Not
surprisingly, I perceive the University as the
intellectual gateway to the Pacific Rim. Thus,
we have been strengthening our Asian studies
programs, opened our Asian Centre, and have
established closer ties with China, Japan, South
Korea and Thailand. More recently, we have
made agreements with four Chinese universities. Most of these agreements provide for
faculty exchanges, but one agreement provides
for the training of Chinese students in western
business methods. During the course of any year
we also have about 50 mid-career Chinese
scholars who do research in our laboratories.
What conclusions about the universities of
the 1980s and the future should be drawn then,
from all of my observations, keeping in mind
the long-term view? We are all part of the great
enterprise of learning. We prepare students to
continue to learn. Present learning
and future learning are what a university is really
When I say that, I don't mean just the learning by students. I also mean the learning in
which professors are engaged, their engagement
in continuing discovery. Research within the
university is, in fact, the cutting edge of a
nation's movement to discovery. Without that
cutting edge, the collective mind of a nation
would soon become dull. Without it, any country would become nothing more than a placid
preserve for hunters from everywhere — a sitting duck.
My view is that the university of today and
tomorrow is primarily an institution of new
ideas and new knowledge. Naturally, a university must reconcile its past with its future. Increasingly, universities will be very potently
affected by present trends and our expectancies
of the future. The tide of knowledge is the basic
building block of a nation and of the world. We
should anticipate this tide and not let it bypass
us. Thank you for your attention and I hope we
will see one another in the 21st century. Teaching and the Curriculum
The curriculum of the University — the
entire range of courses and programs offered for
academic study — is continually changing. The
most important innovations, which must be
approved by Senate and the Board of Governors
as well as the Universities Council, are easily
documented. It should also be remembered that
nearly every course offered by the University is
amended annually as a result of the increase of
knowledge resulting from research and, to a
lesser extent, as the result of the expressed needs
of students and society.
In 1982-83, the Universities Council approved
the following new UBC programs: A Doctor of
Philosophy degree program in Education in the
social foundations of educational policy; a
dance specialization in the degree program
leading to the Bachelor of Physical Education; a
Ph.D. degree program in audiology and speech
sciences; a certificate program in site planning;
a Bachelor of Science degree program in
Atmospheric Science and a Diploma in
Meteorology; and a Bachelor of Science degree
program in pharmacology.
The most important innovative curriculum
change approved by UBC's Senate and Board of
Governors during the academic year was the
new four-year engineering program in the
Faculty of Applied Science. Implementation of
this program will mean that the faculty may
begin admitting in September, 1984, a carefully
selected group of students directly from high
school instead of following the completion of
first-year science, as has been the case in the
past. However, it will still be possible for some
students to enter the engineering program after
completion of first-year science at UBC. Cooperation with other B.C. universities and a
number a regional colleges will also enable their
engineering students to enter the UBC degree
program. The four-year program will be possible in eight of the nine engineering fields
available at UBC — bio-resource engineering,
chemical, civil, electrical, geological,
mechanical, metallurgical and mining and
mineral process engineering. Engineering
physics will remain a five-year program.
It is perhaps a sign of the times that not all
members of Senate and the Board of Governors
welcomed this engineering proposal. It is to be
hoped that the changes in the engineering program are correct.
The significant change in the engineering
degree program will, of course, be felt in other
faculties of the University. It will affect the
Department of Bio-Resource Engineering in the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and numerous
departments in the Faculty of Science, including Geological Sciences, Chemistry,
Mathematics and Physics.
The new four-year program in the Faculty of
Forestry, which I described in detail in my
1981-82 report, will be implemented in
September of 1983.
What follows are significant curriculum
changes selected from the reports of the deans
of UBC's faculties.
approved for introduction in this faculty, which
reflect important developing aspects of the
discipline, include Genetics in Agriculture, Soil
and Water Engineering and Energy Use in
Agriculture. These changes reflect consolidation and refinement of courses within this vital
APPLIED SCIENCE. Quite apart from the
massive reorganization of courses required for
introduction of the four-year engineering program, the following new courses were introduced or approved in 1983-84: Engineering
Aspects of Industrial Hygiene and Safety in
Chemical Engineering; and a new graduate
elective course in Construction and Engineering
Management in Civil Engineering. In the
Department of Mining and Mineral Process
Engineering there has been a dramatic expansion and welcome enhancement of the engineering applications of geostatistics and operations
research in mine design and operation, greater
emphasis on major group design projects and
greater attention in each year to both coal mining and preparation technologies, reflecting the
ever-increasing importance of coal in the mining industry of Western Canada.
The School of Nursing in the applied science
faculty completed the introduction of the major
revisions in the undergraduate curriculum in
progress since 1979. Apart from these events, a
recommendation that will have major implications for the school was passed by the Registered
Nurses' Association of B.C., the professional
licensing body, in conjunction with other provincial associations and the Canadian Nurses
Association. These bodies have recommended
that by the year 2000, the basic educational
level for entry into the profession should be a
baccalaureate degree in nursing. This implies
significant changes for the UBC school over the
next 15 years. To address the issues raised by
this move, the director of the school is appointing a special committee that will begin work in
The school, in co-operation with its counterpart at the University of Victoria, is now well
along in its plans to enable registered nurses in
other parts of B.C. to obtain at least a portion of
their baccalaureate credits through distance
ARTS. In Anthropology and Sociology, a
revised graduate program-, designed to upgrade
all courses, was introduced and the undergraduate program was strengthened through
Senate-approved courses that update offerings
in such areas as ethnic relations, crime and
society and applied sociology.
The teaching capacity of the Museum of Anthropology was enhanced through the installation of a conservation laboratory, which
enabled introduction of a new course on artifact
conservation. A total of 1,256 students enrolled
in 34 UBC courses made use of museum
resources and collections in the course of the
The President's Report 1982-83/11 The curriculum of the
University is constantly
changing as the result of the
increase in knowledge
resulting from research and
the needs of students and
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In the Department of Geography, a new program in Atmospheric Science, to be offered
jointly in Geography and Oceanography, will be
introduced in 1983-84 if funding is forthcoming; a successful student exchange program involving students from UBC, Trent University in
Ontario and Memorial University of Newfoundland was introduced; and a special field course
on the geography of China was offered in the
spring of 1983, involving visits to major centres
of geographical research and training as well as
to sites in Mongolia and North China and the
basins of the Yangtze and Pearl Rivers.
Another notable course introduction in the
1982-83 academic year was the teaching of the
Korean language and civilization in the Department of Asian Studies.
Approved by Senate during the academic
year were an extensive revision in the curriculum of the Department of Fine Arts to make
courses more flexible and to rationalize the program through the third year; a new course in
the history of the Native Peoples of Canada to
be offered in History; and the revision and expansion of the social and clinical psychology
programs in the Department of Psychology,
which will occupy a new building on the West
Mall of the campus early in 1984.
Worth mentioning here is a $500,000 grant
the University received in the academic year
from the Vancouver Foundation for the support
of the humanities. The funds will be used to
purchase library materials, appoint sessional
lecturers and teaching assistants to reduce class
sizes, bring in senior or well-established
academics to assist in graduate teaching and
supervision and to appoint post-doctoral and
pre-doctoral teaching fellows and research
assistants. The foundation, which has been a
strong supporter of UBC programs in other
faculties, is to be congratulated on the far-
sighted attitude which it has taken in supporting the humanities, which are the basis for all
other higher education studies and which may
be downplayed in periods of financial restraint.
COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. In an overview statement on curriculum development, Dean Peter Lusztig
observes that the faculty has moved to provide
students with more computing experience, with
the international and social-political contexts
within which managers must operate and has
placed greater emphasis on verbal and written
communication skills. The faculty has also
moved into important new areas, such as production management and public and private
sector enterprises, both of which reflect the
changing demands of the management workplace. To meet the demand for such material,
the financial and managerial accounting
courses for non-Commerce students were revised to permit larger enrolments.
The following divisions of the faculty introduced new material in 1982-83: Finance division — a new seminar on financial planning and
budgeting for general management executives
was offered through the faculty's executive programs; Industrial Relations Management —
two senior courses were revised in form and content to place new emphasis on quantitative
methods, computer analysis of human resource management data and decision-making, and
collective bargaining simulations reflecting
B.C. labor relations situations are being
developed for use in graduate and undergraduate courses; Management Science — introduction of two new courses to strengthen work in
the areas of production and operations management; Policy division — offered a course in the
management of regulated industries and mixed
enterprises for the first time; Urban Land
Economics — developed, in co-operation with
the Superintendent of Brokers, Consumer and
Corporate Affairs, a professional program in
Real Estate Syndication for the purpose of licensing brokers and salesmen; Master's programs
— started a co-operative program which involved students participating as small business
consultants on a team basis with case counsellors from the Federal Business Development
Bank and added new experimental courses in
such areas as office information systems, productivity and innovation management and
forecasting for planning and operations.
DENTISTRY. There were some major
developments in the hospital dentistry program
in the 1982-83 academic year. An intensive
hospital service program was initiated under
which final-year students are rotated through
the Vancouver General, Shaughnessy and
Health Sciences Centre Hospitals, where they
are exposed to general anaesthesia, pathology,
surgery, etc. A fourth-year Hospital Dentistry
pilot program, three weeks in length for 10
selected students, was initiated at Shaughnessy
Hospital and will go into full operation in
January, 1984.
Other innovations in various departments of
the Faculty of Dentistry are as follows: Oral
Biology — two courses were modified to provide
a third-year course linking relevant areas of
basic science with clinic studies and to provide
fourth-year students with first-hand experience
in an active research laboratory, and a new
course on dental morphology was introduced;
Oral Medicine — bench microscopy has been
added as a lab component to this department's
courses in accordance with a recommendation
of the Canadian Dental Association's conference on oral pathology; Orthodontics — a
major rearrangement of three fourth-year
courses was undertaken in 1982-83 in accordance with current changes in clinical practice
where more orthodontics is undertaken by
general practitioners each year.
EDUCATION. Dean Daniel Birch has
established and is chairing a faculty Committee
on Undergraduate Program Revision which is
considering the nature of programs of teacher
preparation for the society of today and tomorrow and which will propose both the principles
that will govern change and the ways in which
these principles may be implemented. The committee has met with representatives of all
departments and has solicited comments on its
draft principles from a wide variety of sources,
including other UBC departments and the B.C.
school system. The committee hopes to report
its findings in the next — 1983-84 — academic
year. I have no doubt that the results of this
study will strengthen the teaching structures of
the Faculty of Education.
Other innovations in Education included the
following: the former Diploma in Counselling
Psychology has been replaced by a sequence of
undergraduate courses as a prerequisite for a
master's program currently being revised;
several new courses in modern languages were
approved by Senate to provide a richer and
more sharply focussed program for students
preparing to teach French; the master's program in higher education has been thoroughly
reviewed and updated; nine units of graduate
work is now available in Prince George and
Kamloops; and sessions devoted to various
aspects of mainframe and microcomputer usage
have been injected into existing credit course offerings.
GRADUATE STUDIES. The School of Community and Regional Planning will initiate a
program in September, 1983, leading to a Certificate in Site Planning following approval
from UBC governing bodies and the Universities
Council. The Jerusalem Urban Planning Project, a "Studies-Abroad" program initiated in
1982, was offered for a second time in 1983 and
attracted 19 participants, 18 from UBC and one
from McGill. The program has attracted considerable interest internationally and contacts
are continuing with Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and the Universities of Pennsylvania and Washington. With the support of the
Donner Canadian Foundation, the school initiated a two-week intensive training program in
planning theory and practice for Native Indian
leaders whose communities are confronted with
major resource development projects. It was
presented with great success to Native Indians
from the western provinces in the summer of
1983. A new graduate course entitled'" Planning
for Water Resource Management" is a significant addition to teaching in integrated resource
MEDICINE. Among many ventures of significance to the Faculty of Medicine was Senate
approval for the establishment of a Department
of Orthopaedics. At the moment orthopaedics is
a division in the Department of Surgery. A
search is in progress to find a head for this
department and arrangements are being made
to establish the department as a separate entity
in the Faculty of Medicine.
in the faculty continues to be on developing the
clinical program. Plans are being formulated to
further strengthen graduate training in the area
of toxicology. The newly established Division of
Pharmacy Administration has been given priority in the faculty as an area of development. A
new course has been proposed and is in process
of academic approval.
It was gratifying to learn that the dean established an External Advisory Committee during
the year. Constituted of individuals in various
aspects of pharmacy-and of other health science
professionals, the committee is being asked to
provide advice to the faculty on the directions
that it might be important to proceed in in
order to properly prepare graduates for practice
in the many fields of pharmacy.
SCIENCE. As reported earlier, a number of
departments in this faculty have generated the
new service courses that must be in place for the
start of the new four-year program in engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science. Mathe-
The President's Report 1982-83/13 matics has introduced new calculus courses in
first year for students in the pre-Commerce program or the major in Economics in the Faculty
of Arts. In addition, an extensive reorganization
in the graduate program in Mathematics has
taken place.
A new Bachelor of Science combined honors
program in Oceanography and another subject
was initiated in the 1982-83 academic year and
the new B.Sc. program in Atmospheric Science
will be introduced in September, 1984, if funds
are available. The introduction of these two
new programs by the University has clearly met
a substantial need in the community.
The new Department of Statistics, approved
by the Board of Governors on the recommenda
tion of Senate, came into existence toward the
end of the academic year and will assume responsibility for the courses in that subject which
were formerly the responsibility of the Department of Mathematics. The formation of this
new department will have far-reaching consequences for those involved in statistical teaching
and research within the University community.
The new reality of a separate Department of
Statistics is a welcome and an exciting one, but
not wholly unexpected. I have no hesitation in
predicting that the academic track record of
this new department will be significant and
outstanding. I extend to all members of this new
department my best wishes for a long and academically successful career.
University laboratories are
basically classrooms where
students master new skills with
guidance from experienced
14/The President's Report 1982-83 Research
Each year I refer to research as an activity of
the utmost importance to the University. Once
again I am pleased to report that funding for
research at the University in the 1982-83 fiscal
year increased by 4.5 per cent and now totals
almost $47 million. If non-recurring provincial
support for research equipment is deducted
from the 1981-82 total the increase exceeds 12
per cent, a significant improvement in a period
of general financial restraint.
Awards from national granting councils —
up from 45 to 56 per cent of the total — accounted for most of the increase. This additional support, largely for basic research, was
reflected in significant increases in funds
awarded to the Faculties of Applied Science (up
12.7 per cent to $5,794,015), Arts (up 15 per
cent to $3,111,414), Medicine (up 9.4 per cent
to $14,684,591) and Science (up 10.6 per cent to
$14,773,184). At the departmental level,
Medicine, in the faculty of the same name,
maintained its funding lead with a total of $3.82
million (an increase of 11 per cent over the
previous year), with Chemistry at $3.57 million
(up 20 per cent) and Physics at $3.22 million
(up 30 per cent) close behind.
As I have said in previous reports, the University's ability to attract funds of this magnitude
reflects the confidence that granting agencies
have in the quality and national standards of
the work done by faculty and graduate students.
The University may express genuine pride in the
research achievements of its faculty. For several
years, the University has been among the top
five in Canada with respect to research funding.
There can now be little doubt that this University is one of the two or three leading universities
in Canada with particular strengths in a number of fields in the humanities, the social
sciences, the natural and applied sciences. In
brief, the research work of the University is
maturing in a gratifying way.
Of particular note, a few of the larger grants
made to UBC faculty members in the academic
year were:
• $181,000 to Prof. J.K. Brimacombe of
Metallurgical Engineering for the design and
operation of coke-oven flues;
• $161,172 to Dr. John Dirks of Medicine for
his continuing work on the kidney;
• $232,000 to Prof. R.W. Donaldson and
colleagues in Electrical Engineering for a realtime digital processing facility;
• $261,000 to Prof. H.J. Greenwood and
T.H. Brown in Geological Sciences for an assessment of nuclear fuel waste disposal;
• $795,000 to Prof. L.D. Hall for the purchase and development of a versatile chemical
microscope based on nuclear magnetic
resonance spectroscopy;
• $206,000 to Dr. K.V. Lo of BioResource
Engineering for improving methane digesters;
• Drs. M.P. Marchak, N. Guppy, J.
McMulland and Martin Silverman of Anthropology and Sociology will obtain $250,000 over
three years for a sociological study of the B.C.
fishing industry;
• Dr. D.W. Paty and colleagues in Medicine
will receive $1 million over five years for support
of the Centre for Movement Disorders; and
• Prof. G.H.N. Towers and his colleagues in
Botany and Microbiology will acquire a total of
$200,000 over two years for research on the
mechanisms of action of new photosynthesizers
from plants.
In many ways, I find the section of my annual
report dealing with research to be the most difficult one to write. The main reason for this is
the embarrassment of riches that are reported
to me in detail by the deans of the University's
12 faculties. It would be quite easy for me to
devote my entire report to this essential activity,
which is the foundation on which the activities
of major universities rest. In the material which
follows, I have attempted to select items which,
in my view, contribute to the scientific, cultural
and educational life of Canada in general and
B.C. in particular. Even with this narrow focus,
I will be unable to include all of UBC's contributions. This limited focus is fine, but I
would wish to emphasize the research in the
University of British Columbia is characterized
by a concern to add to the world's store of new
ideas and contribute to the solution of problems
faced by the world.
One of the most important aspects of the
research process is the dissemination of results
when work is completed. One of the ways in
which this is done is through the publication of
results in the form of books, monographs, and
research papers in learned journals or in the
book form. I was deeply impressed in the
reports I received from the deans on 1982-83
research activities, with the number of books
and other publications which appeared during
the year. The quality and extent of research
conducted by the faculties is indicated by:
• Dean Warren Kitts of the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences reports that members of
his faculty produced 7 books or chapters in
books, 85 refereed scientific papers, 73 reports,
reviews and articles and presented 112 papers
and abstracts at professional meetings. This is a
notable record, considering the size of the faculty-
• The Department of Electrical Engineering
alone in the Faculty of Applied Science published 29 journals and conference papers reflecting the many research activities within the
department in such areas, as electromagnetics,
biomedical engineering, communications and
signal processing, power system engineering and
systems and control.
• The history of contemporary architecture
in Vancouver is outlined in three articles
published in the catalogue which marked the
opening of the new Vancouver Art Gallery;
Prof. Abraham Rogatnick wrote on the architecture of the 1930s, Prof. Douglas Shadbolt
on post-war Vancouver architecture and Andrew Gruft on the architecture of the last 15
• In the report on research in the Faculty of
Arts by Dean Robert Will, there are no fewer
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than 41 books listed as having been published or
completed in the academic year. The following
titles and authors will provide some idea of the
wide range of material which was published: In
Anthropology and Sociology, Brenda Beck's
book The Three Twins: The Telling of a South
Indian Folk Epic, appeared and in the same
department books on the history of Chinese
communities in Canada, the B.C. forest industry and the London underworld from
1500-1700 were published; in Asian Studies
books on Japanese grammar, the modern Japanese short story and Haiku painting appeared
under the names of Matsuo Soga, Kinya
Tsuruta and Leon Zolbrod, respectively; works
by three faculty members in Creative Writing
(including Prof. Robert Harlow's latest novel,
Nolan) and four students were published or accepted for publication; five members of the
Department of Economics appeared in print on
such subjects as Expectations and the Structure
of Share Prices 0ohn Cragg), Lawyers and the
Consumer Interest (Robert G. Evans), and
Money and Finance (Keizo Nagatani); three
members of the Department of English — S.
Grace, L.M. Johnson and G. Wieland — had
books published on such widely divergent topics
as the fiction of Malcolm Lowry, Wordsworth's
metaphysical verse and the Latin glosses of
Arator and Prudentius; Rhodri Liscombe of
Fine Arts and A.A. Barrett of Classics collaborated on a book about F.M. Rattenbury,
the famous architect responsible for many of
B.C.'s most famous buildings, including the
Parliament Buildings in Victoria; members of
the Department of French published books on
such diverse topics as modern art, French place
names and Canadian history; a major book by
David Ley of Geography, entitled The Social
Geography of the City, was published by Harper
and Row; historian David Breen was the author
of a volume on ranching on the western Canadian prairies, a three-volume work on musical
engraving in the 19th century appeared under
the name of Robert Cohen of the music department; Dr. Peter Petro of Slavonic Studies produced studies on satire in the works of Russian,
British, American and Czech writers; and Peter
Loeffler of the theatre department was the
author of a volume on the staging of Wagnerian
• Writing and publishing activity in the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration covered a comprehensive range of interest,
including a book-length treatment of international finance by Prof. Maurice Levi, and
papers on such topics as regulated prices and
their consequences, commodity futures prices
and nominal interest rates, permanent employment in Japan and Mexico and the future of
public sector industrial relations.
• Publications in the Faculty of Education
have included two books, one school textbook
and numerous research and professional articles
by members of the Department of Language
Education; a book on accessibility to schooling
in America by Marvin Lazerson of the Department of Social and Education Studies; papers
on microcomputer applications in education by
members of the Education Research Service
Centre as well as papers based on data collected
by the faculty's Field Development Office on the
effectiveness of distance education procedures
using television and satellite broadcasting.
The School of Physical Education and
Recreation achieved a total of 59 publications
for scholarly and professional journals and conference proceedings, with more than half appearing in refereed journals.
• The Institute of Applied Mathematics and
Statistics in the Faculty of Graduate Studies
published 16 technical reports during the
1982-83 academic year; in the same faculty the
Institute of Asian Research is pressing forward
with research resulting from a $300,000 grant
from the Max Bell Foundation, which has come
to fruition in the form of 12 working papers and
work which will result in publications is also being funded under the aegis of the Ohira Commemorative Program in Japanese Studies in
such areas as the development of philosophical
and religious thought in Japan, Japanese traditional theatre, Japan's evolving strategy on
Canadian trade issues and language and
cultural issues in contemporary Japan.
Complementing the endeavours of the Asian
research institute are the activities of the Institute of International Relations, which is now
in the fourth year of a project on Canada and
International Trade. In June, 1983, the institute co-sponsored a conference at UBC that
will yield a book made up of the papers
delivered at the meeting, to be published in the
1983-84 academic year.
The Westwater Research Centre continues its
vigorous publishing program based on the
research of its members. During the academic
year the centre published a valuable volume on
estuarine habitat management designed for use
in high schools and universities and a major
report on the role of water resources in the
future development of the Yukon, the fruits of
four years of research by a team headed by Prof.
Irving Fox.
• The 1982-83 publications of the Faculty of
Law cover no less than six pages and include
books or book-length reports on solitary confinement in Canadian penitentiaries by Michael
Jackson, condominium law in Canada by
Dennis Pavlich, double jeopardy by Jerome
Atrens, a comparative international analysis of
criminal injuries compensation schemes by
Dean of Law Peter Burns, and environmental
standards, co-authored by Robert Franson,
A.R. Lucas and M.A.H. Franson.
Other publications in Law in the form of
journal articles covered such widely divergent
fields as civil liberties, Canadian cases in international law, the urea formaldehyde problem,
international child abduction, labor disputes,
police accountability, marriage and separation
agreements, costs in criminal cases and the international law of human rights.
In the context of scholarly publications, in
addition to the Canadian Yearbook of International Law, edited by Charles C Bourne, four
other journals edited by faculty members are
now located here. They include the Canadian
Journal of Family Law (Prof. D.J. MacDougall);
the Property Journal of Canada (Prof. D.
Vaver); the Canadian Employment Law Review
(Prof. J.P. Weiler), and the Canadian Bar
Review (Prof.A.J. McLean). Some illustrations of developments in
research of value to various aspects of Canadian
life, announced in 1982-83, have been:
• In Agricultural Sciences, Dr. R.C.
Lattimore is assessing future beef demand to
assist cattle producers in planning ahead following a period of decline in the beef market; Dr.
N.R. Bulley is experimenting with "light tubes"
in greenhouse and growth chamber lighting;
Dr. S. Nakai and Dr. K.V. Lo developed a desalting system for cheese whey which allows this
by-product to be converted into a new, highly
nutritious food ingredient; and Dr. P.M.
Townsley is experimenting with hydroponic
mushroom production.
• In the Faculty of Applied Science negotiations are under way to set up a pilot plant for
electrochemical generation of hydrogen sulphide in a B.C. pulp mill using a process designed
by Prof. Colin Oloman of Chemical Engineering, which could improve mill economy and reduce peroxide imports; the federal government
has awarded a contract for the design of a large-
scale spouted-bed coal gasifier to extend technology developed by Prof. Paul Watkinson of
Chemical Engineering; community-related projects in Civil Engineering include an automobile
accident investigation under a contract with the
federal transport ministry to make design
recommendations to reduce highway mishaps,
and construction of a pilot plant for the removal
of phosphorus from biological waste, a process
which has just gone on-line at the Kelowna
sewage treatment plant in the Okanagan; in
Metallurgical Engineering a significant number
of projects are continuing in the area of steel
production, which has gained for UBC an international reputation, and in the physical
metallurgy and material science areas projects
related to the behaviour of composite materials,
stress and corrosion-cracking, ceramics and
other basic areas continue; scientists in Mining
and Mineral Process Engineering are involved in
a number of projects designed to improve the
safety of mines as well as the economics of mining.
The Engineering Physics program in the
Faculty of Applied Science continues to develop
projects of both a pure and applied nature. The
MacMillan Planetarium has a new computerized projection system, thanks to the ingenuity
of two UBC engineering physics students, Geoffrey Auchinleck and Andre Godorja. Mr.
Godorja, who was employed at the Planetarium
on a part-time basis, initiated work on the new
system and designed it as an undergraduate student project in association with Mr.
Auchinleck. The system was subsequently built
by a newly formed high-technology company,
with Mr. Godorja as one of the partners. There
is a strong possibility that planetariums in other
parts of the world will purchase the system
designed at UBC. The pure-science aspect of
the program has resulted in a major addition to
the resources of CERN, one of the world's
leading centres for the study of nuclear physics
in Switzerland. Five members of the physics
department, including Prof. E.G. Auld, director of the engineering physics program, have
participated in the building of a large detector
for the measurement of the reaction products of
the anti-proton with the proton. The equip
ment is scheduled to begin operation in the fall
of 1983.
Research in the School of Nursing, which is
part of the applied science faculty, has taken a
dramatic upturn as the result of the release of
nursing faculty from summer clinical commitments. Grants to members of the school
totalled $136,500 in the last fiscal year and included the following projects: A study of
parent-child feeding programs by Lee McKenzie and Judith Mogan on a $30,000 grant from
the B.C. Health Care Research Foundation;
evaluation of an early discharge program from a
tertiary-care hospital by Elaine Carty, funded
by a $50,000 grant from Mr. and Mrs. P.A.
Woodward's Foundation; plus six projects that
involve hospitals and community agencies.
• Ongoing major projects in the Faculty of
Arts cover a wide range of intellectual topics
and interests. Anthropologists and sociologists
are involved in studies on the sociology of work
and industry and research in the field of archeology includes investigations of prehistoric
settlement patterns on the B.C. southern Interior plateau as well as the Far East, where
Prof. Richard Pearson is collaborating with a
colleague at Yeungnam University on the Silla
Kingdom of Korea. Members of the Department of Economics are involved in comprehensive projects as diverse as the theoretical
background of decision-making procedures
(Charles Blackorby), the theory and application
of index numbers (Erwin Diewart), fisheries-
management problems arising out of the implementation  of  the   Law  of the  Sea  (Gordon
UBC received almost $47
million for research in
1982-83, making it one of the
two or three leading
universities in Canada with
particular strengths in a
number of fields, including
the natural and applied
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Munro), the economics of health care (R.G.
Evans), and the financing of unemployment
insurance in Canada (Jonathan Kesselman).
Members of the Department of English are involved in the creation of a multi-volume Dictionary of Literary Biography, to be published
by Gale Research Publications and William
New, the editor of Canadian Literature,
published by the University, is general editor of
a forthcoming volume of the Literary History
of Canada, covering the period 1972-84.
Two members of the Department of Fine Arts
served as curators for exhibitions held in Venice
in Italy and at the Tate Gallery in London,
England, in 1982-83. Prof. George Knox wrote
an introduction to the catalogue and contributed to the catalogue of drawings for an
exhibition entitled G.B. Piazetta: disegni, inci-
sioni, libri, manoscritti, in Venice, and David
Solkin wrote the catalogue for a major exhibition entitled Richard Wilson — The Landscape of Reaction, at the Tate Gallery in London. Two members of the department held one-
person shows during the year — Wendy Dober-
einer at the Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver and
Robert Young at the Redfern Gallery in London, England, and the Mira Godard Gallery in
Calgary and Toronto. Sculptor Geoffrey Smed-
ley was one of six artists invited to submit a
design for a sculpture to be commissioned by
the National Capital Commission of Ottawa.
New research initiatives embarked on by
members of the Department of Geography in
the academic year included the following: Inuit
co-operatives and change in the Canadian
North (John Stager); the social landscape of
20th century Peking (Marwyn Samuels); Soviet
foreign trade and regional economic development in the U.S.S.R. (Robert North); and fish-
forestry interactions in the Queen Charlotte
Islands (Michael Church).
Members of the Department of Psychology
are also involved in a variety of clinical research
projects, including the following: the treatment
of hypertensive patients and hypertensive pregnant women (Wolfgang Linden); the improvement of child-rearing procedures, especially in
problem families (Robert McMahon); the onset
of anorexia (Dimitri Papageorgis); eyewitness
testimony, including the investigation of such
issues as the reliability of children, the effects of
hypnosis, and witness accuracy in cases of crime
(John Yuille); the thinking and reasoning processes of children (Merry Bullock, Michael
Chandler and Lawrence Walker); prejudice
and discrimination (Philip Smith); domestic
violence and police-community interactions
(Donald Dutton); and person perception, a new
three-year project funded to a total of $105,000
(Jerry Wiggins).
The professional schools associated with the
arts faculty are involved in creative research
which will have impact on health and community and social services. In Home Economics
Patricia Gallo has undertaken new research on
neonatal caffeine exposure, Dr. Nancy Schwartz continues to evaluate nutritional care in
clinical settings, and the school's director, Dr.
Roy Rodgers, has received a grant to carry out a
pilot study on post-marital family reorganization.  In Librarianship,  Lois Bewley has sur
veyed 31 urban Canadian libraries on the provision of services to the elderly, which will be of
considerable value to governments and library
boards in future planning, and Peter Simmons
continues work on the development of national
and international standards for the computer
communication of bibliographical information.
In Social Work, research projects include
studies of computer-assisted social work service
(John Crane), the role of workers' associations in
the administration of social services (Glenn
Drover), the adaptation and resettlement of
Southeast Asian refugees (Richard Nann) and
the development of a model for predicting effectiveness of service to families with children at
risk (Lawrence Shulman).
• Dean Peter Lusztig of Commerce and
Business Administration reports that his faculty
continues to broaden its research activities
through additions to faculty and increases in the
number of graduate students, especially at the
Ph.D. level. There is a distinct movement
toward policy-oriented work which builds
directly on the strong theoretical base of earlier
periods. He mentions the faculty has achieved a
healthy blend of theoretical and applied work
across an extensive number of fields in the
management area.
Major studies which got under way during the
1982-83 academic year included the following:
Acquistion of sophisticated computer hardware
to study the influence of color-enhanced and
graphical information presentation on managerial decision-making effectiveness; a study of
commodity futures prices and nominal interest
rates, which has resulted in the inclusion of
material on commodity futures being included
as a topic in investment courses for the first
time; investigation of the relationship between
personnel transfers and the professional and
personal development of mobile employees; the
effect of trucking regulation on the quality and
price of trucking services; development of an
econometric model of the Vancouver housing
market, which includes the ability to forecast
housing prices; and the examination of the impact of the light rapid transit system in Vancouver.
• The Faculty of Dentistry continues to
foster a broad range of basic and applied
research. Dr. Michael I. MacEntee is organizing
a series of field trials on research methods
designed to gather information on the oral
health of patients confined to extended care
units. These pilot studies will be a prelude to a
request for support to carry out a provincewide
dental survey on all long-term care facilities in
B.C. Such a survey will be important in the light
of the phenomenon of the growing number of
elderly people in the Canadian population as a
whole, which will put increasing pressure on the
health-care system in terms of providing care for
the aged, including dental care.
Dr. David Donaldson is involved in an initial
study of the clinical properties of a new
anaesthetic called Ultracaine, now being introduced in North America. The significance of
the project is the new approach the faculty is
establishing with major drug companies by
allowing them to use the clinical and academic
expertise of the faculty for investigation and
development of their products while supporting such research financially.
Dr. Lance Rucker heads a major investigation of the psychological transactions of dentists
and other oral health care personnel in their
clinical and teaching settings with a view to
reducing the traditional clinical anxieties and
discomforts that arise in the clinical setting.
In an overview statement of the operations of
the Faculty of Dentistry for 1982-83, Dean
George Beagrie draws attention to the pressing
needs of his faculty for additional space for
research, essential if the enviable reputation of
the dental school is to be maintained and
enhanced in future. The needs of dentistry and
numerous other academic units of the University
for research space have been drawn to the attention of the Universities Council on a number of
occasions and it continues to be my hope that
capital funding will be available to meet these
needs in the near future.
Despite these continuing difficulties, the first
two theses for the Master of Science degree in
the dentistry faculty were completed during the
academic year in tbe Department of Oral Biology. This is the start of a move into the development of graduate work which commenced four
years ago.
• Dean Daniel Birch, who heads the Faculty
of Education, notes that increased research activity within his faculty has resulted from the
appointment of high-calibre young faculty in
areas critical to development of the faculty —
early childhood education, teacher education
and sport sociology. He also attributes the increased activity to the appointment of permanent heads to the departments formed within
the faculty recently. The number of research
grants secured by faculty continues to increase
and so does research productivity. A parallel increase is also evident in the number of students,
mainly doctoral, receiving fellowships and other
financial awards from granting agencies and the
I am also pleased to draw to the attention of
the Bord and Senate the results of a survey carried out by the Learning Resources Network in
Kansas, which asked professors of adult education in North America to rate graduate programs in adult education. UBC was one of two
Canadian institutions that was ranked in the top
three programs on the continent. The department in Education which offers this program is
the Department of Administrative, Adult and
Higher Education, where the following innovative research is in progress: Decentralization
of decision-making in educational finance (Dan
Brown); the superintendency in B.C. (Lome
Downey); career and technical programs in
B.C. schools (John Dennison); studies of aging
(James Thornton); and professional development and training in Canada's correctional service (Roger Boshier, Peter Cookson, William
Griffith and Paz Buttedahl).
In the Department of Counselling Psychology, the following notable research is under
way: Dr. Les Greenberg is investigating effective
procedures for resolving couple/family conflicts; barriers to cross-cultural communication
in major institutions are being looked at by William Borgen, Marv Westwood and Vince
D'Oyley; and Dr. John Allan is studying the
impact of mainstreaming handicapped children
in schools.
In Educational Psychology and Special
Education, faculty have mounted projects in
such areas as communication for the hearing
impaired (Bryan Clarke), problems of mastery
learning (Marshall Arlin), policy development
for special education (Perry Leslie), problems
related to teacher-aide preparation and development of an appropriate training program.
In the Department of Language Education,
projects related to child language acquis tion,
the teaching of composition and grammar and
children's literature are under way. In the
mathematics and science education department
research studies encompass acquisition of
science concepts and problem-solving in
mathematics, a collaborative project with staff
and students in the Richmond School District.
Research in the Department of Social and
Educational Studies includes work in the areas
of curriculum for penitentiary inmates, business
Medical geneticist Dr. Patricia
Baird, right, serves as acting
director of UBC's new Centre
for Molecular Genetics, which
includes researchers who hold
grants totalling $2 million for
studies on recombinant
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education, Canadian studies and accessibility to
schooling in America.
The School of Physical Education and Recreation is rapidly developing a specialization in
microcomputer applications in sport and physical education and it is anticipated that this will
result in extensive modifications in undergraduate instructional methods and the development of distance-education packages in sport
education, suitable for transmission by the
Knowledge Network.
A doctoral student in school psychology, CT.
Wormeli, working in the Education Clinic
supervised by Dr. O. A. Oldridge, has developed
the first educational achievement test based on
the B.C. elementary school curriculum. The
test has attracted a great deal of attention from
school psychologists and others in the school
• There was a significant increase in support
for research in the Faculty of Forestry during
the academic year from the federal Canadian
Forest Service, which somewhat offset the
decline in support from industry and provincial
government sources as a result of the economic
recession. The federal service increased direct
grants to each of the six Canadian forestry
faculties from $48,000 to $214,000, an additional $1 million was made available for distribution on a research-contact basis, and
$200,000 was made available nationally, for
new awards, known as "Canada Forestry Scholarships," each worth $10,500.
Research in the faculty covers a comprehensive range of interests in such areas as remote
sensing, computer simulation modelling, problems associated with forest insect infestations
and wildlife management. Of particular interest
is the work of Dr. Les Paszner and his associates,
who have patented a new pulping process which
has significant potential for industrial development and who have overcome problems which
have inhibited commercial production of mineral cement-wood particle boards in North
America. By applying new cement technology,
the research group has originated a composite
that is fire resistant, water, insect and fungi
proof and which can be used structurally or as
an insulation.
• The institutes and centres that report
directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
received funds totalling $1,625,809 in the last
fiscal year. The interdisciplinary Institute of
Animal Resource Ecology continued an active
research program covering cyclical fluctuations
in animal and marine populations and the biological control of weeds and parasitic insects.
Significant support for the work of scientists in
fisheries, ecology, forestry, oceanography,
medicine and the social and physical sciences is
provided by scholars associated with the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Statistics.
Particularly important is the institute's
statistical consulting service, which provides
advice and assistance to both faculty members
and graduate students.
The Clinical Engineering Program in the
graduate studies faculty, in addition to continuing work on nutrition and health hazard appraisal systems under federal government contracts, has been investigating methods of efficient introduction of computers into the hospitals as well as the Faculty of Dentistry. Other
valuable work has proceeded on hospital-oriented projects, such as research instrumentation
projects, devices for the hearing impaired, and
mechanical and rehabilitation-oriented
resources for amputees and people with cervical
spine injuries.
Research in the School of Community and
Regional Planning includes extensive studies on
evaluation of impact assessment procedures,
northern land use planning and regional and
community economic structural changes
resulting from mega-projects. Other faculty
members and graduate students enrolled in the
school are studying habitat management in
B.C. estuaries, housing opportunities and
pressures resulting from new transit systems,
planning in Pacific Rim metropolitan areas and
suburbanization of office employment. An urban design project in the city of Jerusalem in
Israel has taken a number of faculty members
and students abroad in the course of the summer and has aroused considerable interest on
the part of other universities.
The Centre for Human Settlements prepared
a wide-reaching paper for the sixth session of
the United Nations Commission on Human Settlements, which met in Helsinki in May, 1983.
The UBC centre also continues to carry out
admirable research on the impact of an aging
population on Canadian cities.
The Resource Management Science group in
the Faculty of Graduate Studies is fostering a
broad range of studies on such topics as maize
production management in Mexico, the effects
of coal development on elk populations in the
East Kootenay area of the province, evaluation
of the effect of provincial coal guidelines, oyster
culture on Vancouver Island as affected by
other resource developments, recreational uses
of reclaimed coal-mined land and the effects of
forest harvesting on groundwater systems.
Projects of significant community interest in
the Centre for Transportation Studies include
one dealing with the impact of U.S. motor carrier deregulation on the transborder trucking
industry, construction of a computer simulation
model of liner traffic between Australia and
Western Canada to assess the efficiency of liner
services, and a project investigating the financial viability of the western Canadian rail
Prof. H. Robert Cohen, director of the Centre for Studies in 19th-century Music, was the
recipient during the academic year of a three-
year, $250,000 grant from the Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council for a 12-vol-
ume, first edition of the music criticism of the
French composer Hector Berlioz.
The Soil Dynamics group in Graduate Studies
continues its valuable investigations in earthquake and ocean engineering, which has put
the University on the cutting edge of research
and development and clearly demonstrates the
worthwhile returns on investment in research.
Two new graduate research centres were
formed during the academic year to bring
together scientists working in related areas. The
Centre for Molecular Genetics includes individuals who hold research grants totalling $2
million for studies on the use of recombinant
technology to approach biological problems. A
total of 68 students — 16 postdoctorals, 11
master's and 41 Ph.D.'s — are being trained in the centre. The new Centre for Advanced Microelectronics is working in conjunction with
Cominco Ltd. on problems associated with
gallium arsenide, which Cominco manufactures, and which has exciting prospects for
ultra-fast, integrated optic and electronic
devices. Other work in progress includes projects on solar cells, a high-energy particle detector and new approaches to silicon devices.
• The Faculty of Medicine continues to
sponsor an expansive program of research that
has led to a reputation as one of the leading centres in Canada for innovation. Last year, I
reported to you on the plans being made for
development of an Imaging Research Centre,
which brings together scientists and medical
specialists from a number of pure and applied
disciplines for the development of diagnostic
tools to show what is happening at a microscopic
level in the human body. In February, 1983, the
first images were obtained through the use of
PET, an acronym for positron emission tomograph, which uses short-lived radioisotopes produced at the TRIUMF cyclotron located on
UBC's south campus, for research on such common neurological conditions as stroke, epilepsy,
multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. Less
than a month later, Queen Elizabeth II officially
opened the Imaging Centre, which is located in
the Health Sciences Centre Hospital on
Wesbrook Mall. The Imaging Centre will be a
unique facility in Canada when other advanced
imaging devices are in place and operating.
New clinical and associated research and
academic facilities for the Faculty of Medicine
were opened or initiated during the academic
year. The UBC-Vancouver General Hospital
Eye Centre opened in June of 1983 at the VGH.
This facility, which houses the Department of
Ophthalmology, provides a major base for
teaching and research on problems related to
the eye as well as handling a large number ol
patients on an out-patient basis.
In February, 1983, a sod-turning ceremony
was held on the Shaughnessy Hospital site foi
the Shaugnessy/Grace/Children's research
building, a 37,500-square foot structure that
will provide space for faculty members from a
number of disciplines to carry out adult- and
child-related research. Research space in the
Health Sciences Centre Hospital was completed
in 1983, providing additional space for Department of Medicine laboratories. The faculty has
moved two prefabricated structures to the Sun-
nyhill Hospital site in eastern Vancouver and
has located a number of members of the
Departments of Paediatrics there. Negotiations
are under way to establish an affiliation agree
ment with that hospital.
A notable research development within the
faculty during the academic year was the initia
tion of an in vitro fertilization program designee
to enable women whose fallopian tubes are
blocked to become pregnant. Before the aca
demic year ended, the medical team carrying
out the program announced that it had achievec
the first successful pregnancy in the program.
Space limitations do not permit me to list th(
many hundreds of grants received by facult;
members in medicine for research projects
Illustrative of the medical emphasis on researcl
have been the following.
Dr. Ryk Ward of the Department of Medica
Genetics received three awards totaling more
than $619,000 for research on rheumatie
diseases among the Nootka Indians, a two-yeai
project on the genetic epidemiology of precur
sors of hypertension and a third project entitlec
"Changing Morality Patterns in Migrant Group:
in Canada." Grants of $250,000 or more wen
received by faculty members in Psychiatry
Biochemistry, Medicine, Pathology and Phar
macology for projects related to normal ane
pathological behaviour, membrane and kidne;
research, mineral metabolism and the neuro
biology of epilepsy.
• Research in the Faculty of Pharmaceutica
Sciences continues at a high level and covers i
broad spectrum. In the Division of Pharma
ceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Dr. A. Mitchel
and Dr. H. Burt are studying crystal formation
for a better understanding of how drugs can bi
properly formulated. Drs. J. Axelson and J. Or
Prof. Robert Ellis heads a
research group in geophysics
which has set up a seismic
array on the Lower Mainlana
to monitor earthquake
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continue their work in pharmacokinetics, the
study of drug movements in the body. A better
understanding of such processes will improve
therapy by increasing the accuracy of drug dosing.
In the Division of Medicinal Chemistry, Dr.
Frank Abbott and Dr. Keith McErlane are
studying improved methods of drug detection
and analysis using the latest technological
advances such as mass spectrometry. Dr. B.
Roufagalis is involved in studies on the
biochemical actions of drugs. In the Division of
Clinical Pharmacy, Dr. J. Hylinka and Dr. R.
Ensom are studying drug use in hospitals and
are attempting to develop methods of improving
rational clinical therapy. Dr. Marc Levine is
studying drug interactions in patients, an area
of great clinical importance.
In the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, researchers are studying how drugs are
metabolized in the body and how this is affected
by various endochrine disturbances (Dr. G.
Bellward), the biochemistry of secretion and the
problems involved in secretion in cystic fibrosis
patients (Dr. S. Katz), the effects of drugs on
smooth muscle such as blood vessels (Dr. J. Diamond), and the pathways involved in relaying
pain impulses to the brain (Dr. J. Sinclair). Two
scientists, Dr. J. McNeill and Dr. K. MacLeod,
are involved in studies attempting to determine
how drugs act on the heart to produce their effects. Both these investigators are also involved
in studying how disease processes such as thyroid abnormalities and diabetes can affect the
cardiovascular system.
• Research in the Faculty of Science, as one
might expect, is characterized by a vast sweep of
inquiry in both the basic and applied fields. Exploration in the field of computational vision
was enhanced during the academic year
through a major installation grant from the
Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of
The Department of Geological Sciences has
earned an international reputation for the
excellence of its studies in the fields of
geochemistry, petrology, isotope chemistry,
hydrology and ore deposits. Prof. R.L. Chase
was a participant with scientists from other
Canadian universities and government in a project which predicted and then found hot springs
(vents) on the floor of the Pacific Ocean using
the submersible vessel Pisces.
An Astronomical Image Processing Laboratory has been established in the Department of
Geophysics and Astronomy to enable researchers to obtain maximum information from
digital images, many obtained from sophisticated electronic detectors developed at UBC
The Lower Mainland Seismic Array is now an
operational network of sensitive seismometers to
monitor earthquake hazards in the area.
The intense research activity of the Department of Mathematics includes the work of Prof.
Colin Clark on the application of mathematical
techniques to bio-economics and fisheries
management. In the Department of Microbiology, Dr. Robert Hancock and his co-workers
have made a major contribution to an understanding of how bacteria become resistant to
antibiotics and how to overcome such resistance, and other members of the same department are involved in valuable work in the detec
tion of early cancer and the immune response
and growth regulation in body cells.
An exciting development in the Department
of Oceanography has been the establishment, in
collaboration with a Vancouver computing
firm, of a satellite image-receiving and processing facility which is being used to study ocean
surface temperatures and sea ice with the aim of
understanding ocean climate to predict weather
conditions. In the same department, the multi-
disciplinary approach of faculty members is
making the Strait of Georgia well known for
chemical-biological interactions in coastal
waters, for fisheries resource data and for waste
disposal studies. Marine mineral resources are
also being studied.
Research in the Department of Physics is a
mixture of pure and applied work. Many members are involved in nuclear physics studied in
association with TRIUMF, the meson facility
located on the south campus. Profs. W. Unruh
and H. Gush continue to make important contributions to the field of cosmology, Drs. P.
Gregory and W.H. McCutcheon are working in
the area of radio astronomy, Profs. M. Bloom
and G. Hoffman are active in biophysical
studies and the plasma physics group includes
Dr. A. Ng, who directs research in laser plasma
fusion. Profs. W. Hardy, M. Berlinsky and M.
Crooks continue to make important contributions to studies in low temperature physics. In
the field of applied physics local manufacturing
companies have been established as a result of
the work of Prof. R. Haering on batteries, Prof.
R. Parsons on heat mirrors and Prof. R. Nod-
well on lightpipes.
The applied projects mentioned above as well
as others at UBC are the result of a revised
Patent and Licensing Policy. Many of the projects which have resulted in the issuance of
licenses to spin-off companies have been
brought to the commercial development stage
through PRAI (Project Research Applicable in
Industry) grants from the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Council. This program has been
particularly suited to the needs of UBC faculty
members and the industry of the province. Of
course, the two-way flow of flow of information
and cooperation between industry and the
university occurs through many channels. In the
years to come substantial growth may be expected in the demand by industry, commerce
and the professions for the expertise of faculty
members in research. Public Service
The public service activities of the faculty and
students of the University are many and varied.
They range from the provision of expertise to
governments and private organizations through
contributions to professional organizations to
involvement with community groups that sponsor cultural and athletic activities. The very
substantial contribution that faculty members
make to public education is described at greater
length under the secion of this report on Continuing Education.
Space limitations make it impossible for me to
mention all the public service activities of faculty members. What follows is a selection of
material from the reports of the deans of
Under the heading of advisory services to
government and private organizations, the
following contributions are worth noting.
Dr. R.C Lattimore of Agricultural Sciences
advised the International Development
Research Centre on the Korean Livestock
Development Project and Prof. F.B. Holl of the
same faculty was scientific advisor to the New
Crops Development Fund of the B.C. Ministry
of Agriculture and to the Richardson Seed Co.
on a seed evaluation project. In Applied
Science, Prof. Axel Meissen is co-ordinator of a
collaborative project with Chulalongkorn
University in Thailand for the development of
petroleum and petrochemical expertise in that
country, funded by the Canadian International
Development Agency, and Prof. George Poling
chaired an advisory committee to the Inspections and Engineering Branch of the B.C.
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum
In the Faculty of Arts, Dr. Patricia Marchak
of Anthropology and Sociology served as a consultant to Environment Canada and the Pacific
region of the Canadian Forest Service in the
design of a research project; Herbert Rosengarten was a member of the B.C. Ministry of
Education's language arts advisory committee;
members of the Department of Geography serve
on a variety of provincial and federal government review panels and scientific advisory
groups concerned with such matters as fish-
forestry interaction (Michael Church), print
materials for elementary social studies (Walter
Hardwick), environmental aspects of developments in the Beaufort Sea (J. Ross Mackay and
John Stager) and weather forecasting (D.G.
Steyn); Charles Humphries of the Department
of History is a member of the federal Historic
Sites and Monuments Board of Canada; a member of the School of Librarianship, Lois Bewley,
served as a consultant to the Corporation of Surrey on the creation of its new library system;
Alan Cairns of Political Science is on leave to
serve as research director of a federal Royal
Commission of Canada's Economic Prospects;
in the Department of Theatre, Norman Young
is involved with granting agencies at the national level (the Canada Council) and chairs
Vancouver's Civic Theatre Board and a committee of the Vancouver Centennial Commis
sion; and in the School of Social Work, Ben
Chud serves as a consultant to the provincial
government on the hearing impaired and
Richard Nann as an external consultant on
social work education to the Hong Kong government.
The varied activities of faculty in Commerce
and Business Administration include educational planning and policies of B.C. chartered
and certified general accountants' associations,
advice to North Vancouver Ratepayers groups
on landfill and garbage disposal problems and
to the British Columbia Institute of Technology
on its transportation program. Prof. Michael
Goldberg completed a one-man enquiry into
the B.C. brewing industry for the provincial
In the Faculty of Education, Dr. Jack Kehoe
of Social and Educational Studies was appointed project director to the Special Committee on Visible Minorities in Canadian Society of
the House of Commons. Faculty members of the
School of Physical Education and Recreation
make significant contributions to community
sports programs, performance assessments of
elite athletes on Canadian national teams and
the National Coaching Certification Program.
Campus Legal Aid Clinic
provides a valuable service to
the public and useful
experience for UBC law
The President's Report 1982-83/2: 80/The President's Report 1981-82
Summary of Revenue and
(Excluding Capital
to Endowment, Student Loan and Capital Development
April 1, 1981 to
March 31, 1982
For Specific
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
Province of British Columbia
Canada — Museum of
Anthropology Grant
Student Fees
Investment Income
Sponsored Research
Gifts, Grants and Bequests
Sponsored Research
Student Services
Scholarships & Bursaries
Plant Maintenance
General Expense
Ancillary Enterprises
— General Purposes
$    6,304,027
$    6,304,027
$( 3,147,072)
— Specific Purposes
Certain 1980-81 figures
have been restated in order
to conform with the Financial Statement presentation adopted in
1981-82, with no resultant effect
on the fund balances.
The President's Report 1981-82/31 In the Faculty of Graduate Studies, members
of UBC's teaching and research staff were involved with advisory committees on fisheries
and oceans research and plans for an International Centre for Ocean Development, both
federal projects (C.C. Lindsey); a study on
profit and risk allowances in pricing crown
timber in B.C. (Han Vertinsky in collaboration
with William Stanbury, Commerce); the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
(Don Ludwig); federal committees on communications and physical disability and medical
devices (Charles Laszlo); assisting residents of
Texada Island to produce a water resouces
management plan (Anthony Dorcey); advising
the Canadian delegation at meetings of the
U.N. Commission on Human Settlements in
Helsinki in the spring of 1983 (Peter Oberlander); and working with Transport Canada
on possible revision in railway regulation
(Trevor Heaver).
I trust that this abbreviated listing of the
involvement of faculty members in government
and community organizations is indicative of
the very real concern they have for making their
expertise available in the public interest.
I am always extremely impressed with the
number of UBC faculty members who serve annually as the chair or the presidents or on the
executives of professional organizations which
sponsor annual meetings for the exchange of
research information and, in many cases, serve
as the body which certifies that its members are
qualified in their respective fields of study.
The following list serves to indicate this kind
of involvement in 1982-83. Dr. Warren Kitts,
the dean of Agricultural Sciences was chairman
of the Canadian Council on Animal Care; Dr.
P.A. Murtha is chairman of the Canadian Advisory Committee on Remote Sensing; Dr. B.J.
Skura is president of the Association of Faculties
of Agriculture in Canada; Prof. Leonard Staley
is president of the Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering; Dr. John Zharadnik is the
founding director and president of the National
Aquaculture Producers' Association; Dr. J.
Vanderstoep is president of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology; Prof.
CO. Brawner serves as president of the International Mine Water Association; Dr. Marilyn
Willman is chairman of the Nursing Education
Council of B.C. and her colleague in Nursing,
Gloria Joachim, is the president of the Vancouver chapter of the Canadian Foundation for
Ileitis and Colitis; Dr. John Chapman of
Geography serves as chairman of the Board of
Governors of the Pacific Marine Training Institute and Walter Hardwick of the same
department is chairman of the Knowledge Network of the West Communications Authority;
Prof. Michael Batts became the founding president of the Canadian Council of Teachers of
German; Lois Bewley is president of the Canadian Library Association and her colleague,
Prof. Sam Rothstein, is president of the Canadian Association of Library Schools; Glenn
Drover, the new director of the School of Social
Work, is president of the Canadian Association
of Social Workers and his colleague, Roop
Seebaran, heads the counterpart association in
B.C.; Raymond Hall of the theatre department
is head of the B.C. Film Industry Association;
four members of the Faculty of Education served
as presidents of organizations — Bob Tolsma
and John Friesen as heads of the B.C. Psychological Association and the B.C. Council of the
Family, respectively, Marvin Lazerson as head
of the History of Education Society and Neil
Sutherland as head of the Canadian History of
Education Association; in Forestry, Prof. Oscar
Sziklai is president of the National Junior Forest
Wardens of Canada, Dr. Fred Bunnell is president of the northwest section of the Wildlife
Society, and Dr. John McLean is president of
the Entomological Society of B.C.; Prof.
Frederick Wan is president of the Canadian Applied Mathematics Society; and Dr. CA. Laszlo
is chairman of the Canadian Hard-of-Hearing
Far too numerous to mention are the faculty
members who volunteer or are invited to take
part in newspaper and television interviews,
address service clubs or specialist groups
throughout the province and give lectures
arranged through the Centre for Continuing
Education on topics arising out of their research
or other special knowledge.
The students of the University also provide
extensive services to the public, either formally
as in the case of our dental clinic and the summer program of athletic activities, or informally
as volunteers for community organizations that
provide services to our citizens, young and old.
As I said in my report to you last year, this section should be read in conjunction with the section on Continuing Education to gain a full appreciation of the range and variety of University
services to the community.
26/The President's Report 1982-83 Continuing Education
A continuing concern with lifelong learning
should be thought of as a logical sequence to
Andrew Carnegie's interest in public libraries as
"the university of the people." Looking toward
the next 20 years, it seems evident that a continuation of lifelong learning will be more
important than ever, not solely on grounds of
principle, but for the pragmatic reason that we
are entering an era in which no individual can
count on having completed his or her formal
education. It should not come as a surprise,
therefore, that during the past eight years I
have actively encouraged and strongly supported the initiation of a considerable array of
continuing education activities within the
Each year I refer to continuing education as
an activity of the utmost importance to the
University. I am pleased with the impressive
record of success and progress that the University
has accomplished in the past few years and
believe that the review of continuing education
activities performed in 1982-83 amply demonstrates the remarkable scope of achievement. I
know that I will not be accused of making an
invidious comparision if I draw attention to one
individual. Jindra Kulich, the director of the
Centre for Continuing Education, deserves
much of the credit for the success of UBC's continuing education program. Much of the University's reputation as an effective, lifelong
learning resource offering high-quality programs is due to the efforts of this one individual.
UBC sponsors and actively promotes one of
the most extensive university continuing education programs anywhere in the world. This is in
keeping with the Mission Statement of 1977,
which listed among UBC's goals and objectives
expansion of credit and non-credit programs for
the general public and for professionals who
need continuing access to the latest developments in their chosen fields of endeavor. Details
of the University's programs in the field of continuing education are compiled annually for a
report to Senate and the Board of Governors by
Mr. Kulich. He has provided the following overview statement of activities in the 1982-83
academic year and the statistical summary of
participation which appears on Page 28. It is
important to note that this section of the report
and the statistical summary do not reflect the
many thousands who come to the campus annually for lectures, theatrical performances, art
displays, film showings and other activities offered through the Museum of Anthropology,
the Asian Centre, the Botanical Garden, the
Department of Music and the Frederic Wood
During 1982-83 the services provided by the
University to non-metropolitan areas continued
to grow, with most of the growth occurring in
distance education rather than on-location
courses in off-campus locations. The major
vehicles for UBC distance education were the
correspondence courses offered through Guided
Independent Study and courses televised on the
Knowledge Network. The Division of Continu
ing Education in the Health Sciences offered 12
televised professional development courses in
Dentistry, Medicine and Nursing, which attracted a total of 825 registrants. The Faculty of
Education this year offered two credit courses
on the Knowledge Network, and organized four
tele-conferences for professional development.
The Faculty of Forestry continued with credit
and non-credit courses offered through Guided
Independent Study. Continuing Education in
Nutrition and Dietetics, in co-operation with
Continuing Pharmacy Education, experimented this year with seminars which used
audio tele-conferencing.
The overall economic situation in B.C. continued to have its adverse effects on participation in continuing education. This has hit particularly hard continuing education programs
aimed   at  resource-based  industries   and   the
Faculty members and students
gave 177 public concerts in
the 1982-83 academic year,
some of them out of doors
during the 1983 Summer
The President's Report 1983-83/27 THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Extra-Sessional Credit Programs
Centre for Continuing Education (including
Guided Independent Study)
Division of Continuing Education in the
Health Sciences
Professional Programs of the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration
Professional Continuing Education Program
of the School of Social Work
Professional Continuing Education Program
of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Professional Continuing Education Program
of the Faculty of Education
School of Physical Education and Recreation
Community Sports Services (Adult
28/The President's Report 1982-83
public sector. Registration in professional continuing education offered through the Centre
for Continuing Education dropped by 1,524
(12.44 per cent); this is due particularly to fall-
off in registrations in Architecture, Engineering
and Urban Planning. Continuing education
programs in several professional faculties also
are down: Commerce and Business Administration by 637 (13.15 per cent), Education down in
part-time credit courses 499 (28.38 per cent)
and in non-credit professional development 164
(4.78 per cent), while the Faculty of Forestry
had to temporarily suspend all its professional
development programs except for correspondence courses. In Health Sciences, professional
development courses in Pharmacy were down
633 (23.62 per cent) and Rehabilitation
Medicine was down 37 (29.84 per cent).
However, there were also some marked gains
in some of the -professional development program areas in 1982-83. In the Health Sciences,
Continuing Dental Education was up 831 (19.56
per cent), Medical Education was up 90 (2.4 per
cent), Nursing held its own with an increase of
five registrations, and Nutrition and Dietitics
was up 74 (24.26 per cent). Continuing education in Social Work was up 103 (11.47 per cent)
and in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences was
up 161 (9.77 per cent). In the Centre for Continuing Education, Computer Science, Communications and Instructor's Diploma Program
all experienced increases in registrations.
The overall figures for UBC continuing education were 91,073 registrations in 1981-82 and
85,992 registrations in 1982-83, or a drop of
5,081 (5.58 per cent). Credit continuing education was down by 898 (6.1 per cent) and non-
credit activities by 4,183 (5.48 per cent).
Significantly, participation in non-credit
general continuing education in the humanities, sciences and arts almost held its own in
spite of the hard economic times with a decrease
of only 2.24 per cent.
In addition to the official, University-
sponsored activities, individual faculty members
provide a considerable contribution to continu- ing education in British Columbia through participation in continuing education programs of
other institutions as well as through voluntary
and professional associations.
In the balance of this section on continuing
education, I have selected from Mr. Kulich's
composite report items of an innovative nature
and those which illustrate the University's
public service involvement during the 1982-83
academic year.
was established to expand the University's
academic offerings for the growing number of
students who wanted UBC credit courses but
were unable to attend the daytime winter session.
In 1982, the departments of the Faculties of
Arts and Sciences which offer 11 subject areas in
a three year cycle of courses to enable students
to complete a major for a degree began a second
sequence of courses.
CENTRE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION. Despite restraint and an enrolment
decline reflecting the difficult provincial
economic picture, the centre continued to
develop new courses and programs designed to
meet the need for professional and non-credit
education. These innovations included:
Development of three new courses leading to
the diploma in adult education and two new
Faculty of Forestry courses by the Guided
Independent Study division;
Co-operation with the School of Physical
Education in the organization of continuing
education programs to be offered in the fall of
Redesigning of the centre's communications
programs to expand this area of growing interest from nine offerings in 1982 to 36 courses
in the autumn of 1983 to respond to professional
and occupational needs in such areas as written
and oral expression and applied technology;
Expansion of computer science programs
through acquisition of a laboratory equipped
with 25 microcomputers;
Planning for the implementation of television
delivery of graduate-level credit courses offered
in the Faculties of Applied Science and Graduate Studies;
Creation of manuals and textbooks for the
use of students enrolled in the Instructor's
Diploma Division, the Language Institute and
Pre-Retirement Programs.
HEALTH SCIENCES. In the 1982-83 academic year Continuing Education in Audiology
and Speech Sciences was added to the existing
six divisions which provide on-going education
to professionals in the fields of dentistry, human
nutrition and dietetics, medicine, nursing,
pharmacy and rehabilitation medicine. The
new division also offered its first course during
the year and attracted 83 participants.
This aspect of our continuing education program enjoyed an active and highly successful
year in which a total of 311 learning events and
activities provided educational opportunities
and services for 14,079 participants compared
to 13,442 in the previous year.
Innovations included implementation in the
Okanagan by Continuing Nursing Education of
a new model for delivery of a post-graduate program in critical care nursing which enrolled 24
nurses, introduction of a revised nursing program in long-term continuing care, implementation of a post-graduate program in clinical
psychiatric nursing through independent study
and a pilot project in audio-telephone conferencing jointly sponsored by the divisions of Continuing Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
and Continuing Pharmacy Education.
SOCIAL WORK. The School of Social Work
continues to expand its continuing education
offerings both to serve the social work community throughout the province and to provide
educational opportunities for those employed in
social services who lack professional education.
In 1982-83, course registration increased by 54
per cent to 791 persons.
expanded its non-metropolitan program of
academic and professional development courses
by appointing a part-time lecturer in the
Okanagan region to complement full-time positions in the Cariboo and the Central Interior.
Four programs were offered for Native Indians during the year in co-operation with the
Western Indian Agricultural Corporation.
Three programs were held at the Cariboo
Indian Education/Training Centre in Williams
Lake and the fourth was held at Chilliwack in
the Fraser Valley.
EDUCATION. The education faculty's
Yukon Teacher Education program, initiated
five years ago, broadened its scope in 1982-83
by offering courses leading to the degree of
Bachelor of Arts. The Faculty of Education offers the first three years of its baccalaureate program in Whitehorse and the Faculty of Arts now
offers the first two years of its degree program.
There was also a sharp increase during the
year in requests for summer institutes directed
toward specific target groups within the
teaching profession and other social service
employees. The eight summer institutes offered
included courses on infant development, training for teachers of blind students and microcomputer applications in the classroom. A total
of 322 persons were attracted to these institutes,
which offered 18 credit courses at four different
The faculty is planning to provide an increased
number of courses by television between 1982
and 1986, providing funds become available. In
the 1982-83 academic year, the faculty conducted four highly successful teleconferences
involving a variety of universities, government
agencies and organizations from the private sector. Ten non-credit activities involving pre-
taped video material are in different stages of
planning and production. .
During the academic year, the faculty also
engaged in an intensive period of planning to
organize off-campus graduate programs, which
will begin in the fall of 1983, providing there is
sufficient enrolment.
I am always impressed by the wide range of
cultural and sports programs sponsored by the
University. These are activities which enable the
University to demonstrate that its facilities are
highly utilized on a day-long basis throughout
the year.
The community sports adult program sponsored by the School of Physical Education and
Recreation, for instance, offers high-quality
instruction and facilities for the development of
The President's Report 1982-83/29 A UBC Summer Session class
takes advantage of sunny
weather to meet outdoors.
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skills in golf, ice hockey and tennis. In 1982-83,
a total of 1,360 adults took advantage of these
Our Museum of Anthropology, in addition to
playing a major role in the academic life of the
University as a teaching and research source, is
a unique public resource which was visited by
133,634 people in 1982-83. The museum supplements its active program of lectures,
seminars, conferences and performances with
an active outreach program that includes
travelling exhibits and a unique prison project
for Native Indian inmates.
The Botanical Garden continues to attract an
increasing number of visitors annually to its
main garden development on the south campus
and to the Nitobe Garden and the Rose Garden
at the north end of the campus. Other public
service activities of the garden during 1983
included participation in the Vancouver Home
and Garden Show, guided tours of the garden
given by the Friends of the Garden, co-hosting
of a weekly gardening show on CBC television
and continued operation of the horticultural
advisory service called the Hortline, which
answered 5,000 enquiries during the academic
year. The staff of the garden also continued a
close liaison with the B.C. Nursery Trades. The
first two plant introductions of the garden's
Plant Introduction Scheme were released to the
trade during the year.
The intellectual resources of the University
are made available to the on- and off-campus
communities through hundreds of lectures
given annually under the aegis of various
faculties, the University Lectures Committee,
the Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor
program and the Vancouver Institute.
I have been particularly impressed with the
growing number of activities taking place in our
new Asian Centre on campus. It has proved to
be an ideal setting for lectures and seminars, exhibits, recitals and other kinds of performances
organized by academic departments, student
clubs and off-campus groups. In 1982-83, the
centre, through the Institute of Asian Research,
sponsored almost 50 events, including 21
seminars on "Canada and the Changing
Economy of the Pacific Basin," a six-session
seminar series on China and four film series
related to Asian affairs. In addition, the centre
was the site of nine displays of painting,
ceramics and calligraphy during the year.
A gratifying feature of UBC life in these
troubled times is the maintenance in full
measure of traditional performing-arts activities. The overall response by the general
public to this vital part of the life of the University is both encouraging and rewarding. UBC's
contribution to the cultural life of the province
during the last academic year included the
• 177 concerts and recitals by faculty
members and students in the Department of
• 12 theatrical productions in the Frederic
Wood Theatre and Dorothy Somerset Studio attended by some 22,000 persons; and
• Six exhibits of art and photography in the
Fine Arts Gallery, which continues to function
in sadly inadequate quarters in the basement of
the Main Library.
I am deeply indebted to the many individuals
whose enthusiasm and professional skill has
made all this possible. With this kind of commitment, I am certain the University will continue to be an important venue for a variety of
cultural activities, with the accent on drama,
music and art.
Not all speaking events involving our faculty
take place on the campus. The UBC Alumni
Association runs an active Speakers Bureau,
utilizing the expertise of 239 faculty volunteers
who are prepared to speak on some 850 topics.
In 1982-83, the bureau filled more than 300 requests for speakers, who addressed audiences of
more than 6,000 persons, who were members of
senior citizens groups, service clubs and schools.
Finally, I offer my thanks and congratulations to the many people who contributed to the
successful meetings of the Learned Societies of
Canada, which met at UBC in the month of
June, 1983. Some 70 societies in the fields of the
humanities and social sciences attracted 5,500
delegates from universities and other organization's in Canada and the U.S. to the meetings,
which were planned over a period of a year by a
task force headed by Prof. James Russell of the
Department of Classics. The success of the
meetings is a lasting tribute to his skills, wisdom
and concern for detail. The Student Body
Record student enrolments were recorded by
the University in both the 1982-83 fiscal and
academic years. Fiscal-year enrolment totalled
35,164 students, an increase of 2.12 per cent
over 1981-82, when 34,433 students were
registered. Academic-year enrolment totalled
35,223, an increase of 2.08 per cent over the
previous year, when 34,506 were enrolled.
The most significant increase in fiscal-year
enrolment occurred in the numbers who registered for 1982-83 daytime winter session.
Winter day registrations totalled 24,671, an increase of 3.32 per cent over the previous year.
The only decline in enrolment during the fiscal
and academic years was in the number who
registered for the nighttime winter session,
where an 11.79 per cent decrease was recorded
from 1,315 students in 1981-82, to 1,160 in
1982-83. This decline is probably related to the
economic recession currently being felt in the
province, since most of the University's night
winter students are individuals who also have
daytime jobs.
Fiscal-year enrolment, which is the basis for
the University's submissions to the Universities
Council for operating grants, is the sum of the
following enrolments in the period April 1, 1982
to March 31, 1983 (comparable 1981-82 enrolment figures are in brackets): 1982 Spring Session — 3,600 (3,573); 1982 Summer Session —
4,255 (4,209); 1982-83 Winter Session -
24,671 (23,879); 1982-83 Winter Evening Session — 1,160 (1,315); Guided Independent
Study - 1,478 (1,457). Total - 35,164
Our academic year enrolment in the period
from Sept. 1, 1982 to Aug. 31, 1983 (the period
covered in this report) is the sum of the following sessional enrolments: 1982-83 daytime
Winter Session — 24,671 (23,879); Winter
evening session — 1,160 (1,315); Guided Independent Study — 1,478 (1,457); 1983 Spring
Session — 3,552 (3,600); 1983 Summer Session
- 4,362 (4,255). Total - 35,223 (34,506).
The enrolment trends which I noted in my
report to you for the last academic year continued in 1982-83. Enrolments in the engineering programs of the Faculty of Applied Science
increased 10 per cent, in the general Arts programs by 5.8 per cent, in Science programs by
6.6 per cent and in Forestry by 5.2 per cent.
Undergraduate enrolments were up 2 per cent
and graduate enrolments by 6.1 per cent, 5.3
per cent at the master's level and 8.6 per cent at
the doctoral level. As in the past, about 41 per
cent of our total registration is made up of
students who are enrolled on a part-time basis.
The balance of this section of my report summarizes the activities of various University
administrative departments that provide services to students.
AWARDS AND FINANCIAL AID. The Office of Awards and Financial Aid co-ordinates
the various student award programs on a
campus-wide basis. Nearly one-third of all UBC
students receive some form of support through
this office.
In 1982-83, approximately 2,000 undergraduate students with outstanding academic
records received scholarships and academic
prizes totalling nearly $1 million. While it is difficult to single out individuals, four winners
deserve special mention. Guido Marziali
(Science 1) entered UBC in September from
Argyle Secondary School in North Vancouver.
He was awarded the Bert Henry Memorial
Scholarship of $2,500. While in Grade XII, he
wrote the Euclid Mathematics Contest and
finished 12th in British Columbia and 45th in
Canada. He plans to proceed to a degree in applied physics. Cynthia L. Southard (Education
4) was the winner of the Sherwood Lett
Memorial    Scholarship,    the    major    UBC
UBC's fiscal- and academic-
year enrolments were at an
all-time high in 1982-83.
The President's Report 1982-83/31 Winners of UBC's three top
scholarships for 1982-83 were,
left to right, Elaine Matheson,
who was awarded the $2,500
Amy E. Sauder Scholarship;
fason Gray, winner of the
$2,000 Harry Logan Memorial
Scholarship; and Cynthia
Southard, recipient of the
$3,000 Sherwood Lett
Memorial Scholarship.
32/The President's Report 1982-83
undergraduate award. She is a member of Big
Sisters, and is actively involved with Delta Gamma Sorority and Panhellenie Women's Association. During the year, she was the External
Affairs Officer of the Alma Mater Society. Winners of other major scholarships included Elaine
Matheson (Commerce 4), recipient of the Amy
Sauder Scholarship, and Jason Gray (Medicine
3) holder of the Harry Logan Memorial Scholarship.
The employment market in the summer of
1983, combined with the tuition fee increase,
placed many students in a financial dilemma.
To assist these students, the Board of Governors
provided nearly $1 million in additional funding for bursaries. In all, approximately 3,700
students received bursary funding totalling
more than $1.75 million.
In addition to the increase in bursary funding, the Board of Governors provided $250,000
to allow expansion of the Work-Study Program
which in previous years had been funded solely
by the B.C. government. Work-study provided
career-related working experience for approximately 400 students. Placements were available
in almost every faculty and department. The
bursaries and work-study funds supplemented
the government-sponsored British Columbia
Student Assistance Program, which provided
UBC students with approximately $21 million in
loans and grants.
A substantial portion of the funding for
scholarships and bursaries was made possible by
the generosity of hundreds of individual donors.
In addition, many students have been aided by
benefactors who provided for perpetual student
support through bequests. Private support continues to play a vital role in the recognition and
support of deserving students.
engineering and forestry co-op students were
placed with companies throughout Canada and
abroad in the summer of 1983 as part of this
program   of   providing   industry-related   ex
perience. The experience proved to be of
significant value to the students, who received
very positive evaluations from their employers.
The number of students placed under this
program represented 80 per cent of the total
number of engineering and forestry students
who expressed an interest in this form of summer work, a creditable record in the light of the
difficult summer-employment situation resulting from the current recession.
Most students worked for private employers
and 11 of them were employed outside of B.C.
One student, Donna Chan, was accepted for
civil-engineering work experience in Denmark
by an international student exchange organization, as one of six UBC students. Two engineering students — Lisa Cox, civil engineering 2,
and David Asano, electrical engineering 2 —
were recipients of awards for outstanding
technical reports written at the conclusion of
their work experience from the UBC Co-op
Employers' Advisory Council.
A new co-op program for students in the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences was initiated
during the academic year and received favorable responses from potential employers. It is
also anticipated that a year-round Co-op Program for engineers will be designed in response
to employer's requests as the new four-year
engineering program develops.
International House continued to expand under
the leadership of director Rorri McBlane. In
addition to updating and enhancing existing,
established services, the following new services
were added. A 75-page information booklet for
international students was produced, an information centre providing detailed information
on specific topics of interest and use to international students was established, an international
speakers' program made up of more than 100
volunteers willing to speak on their culture,
country or area of research was initiated, and
work was begun on reorganizing and updating a
library of materials on work and study abroad, a
resource centre of interest to Canadian citizens
and permanent residents.
A major thrust of International House activities in the academic year was the broadening
of its base of community involvement, support
and activity. With the help of Mrs. Betsy
Henderson, who was appointed co-ordinator of
volunteers, more than 300 persons have become
involved in activities ranging from translation
and interpretation to editing material for
distribution to international students. The
House has also become involved in helping
other institutions and organizations, the two
most notable examples being the provision of
advice and assistance to the University of
Manitoba on establishing adequate services for
international students, and contributing
significantly to a Guide to Resources and Services in B.C., a publication of the B.C. government's Office of the Cultural Heritage Advisor.
In conjunction with the education faculty's
Department of Counselling Psychology, International House has helped to initiate and continues research on the subject of re-entry —
strategies for helping international students deal
with re-entering their own cultural and social
milieu after a prolonged period of absence. A
grant of $6,000 from the Canadian Bureau for International Education has permitted the
preparation of a training film and an accompanying manual on the topic.
The following students were awarded International House Leadership Awards, each worth
$2,000, in 1983-84: Albert Losher from Germany, a student in Oceanography; Veechibala
Das, India, regional and urban planning; Kevin
Shelly, Ireland, Chemistry; Eyob Goitam,
Canada, Geography; and Jose Wolff, Brazil,
Agricultural Sciences.
AND CONFERENCES. In 1982-83, this
department continued the on-going renovations
and asset-replacement program initiated in
1980. In September, 1982, basement renovations in the Gordon Shrum Common Block of
Place Vanier Residence were completed to provide four new music practice rooms and a
revitalized multi-purpose room for recreational
purposes. Later in the academic year construction to renovate and refurnish Sherwood Lett
and Kootenay Houses in Place Vanier
Residence was completed in time for student
occupancy in September, 1983.
In February, 1983, a Housing Planning and
Development Committee, chaired by Dr. Neil
Risebrough, the vice-provost for student affairs,
began working on various proposals to increase
the amount of accommodation for students on
campus. A preliminary proposal to build an
addition to the Walter Gage Residence was
presented to the Board in May, 1983.
RESOURCES CENTRE. This centre continued
its traditional functions of providing counselling
services to high school students and others considering attending the University, as well as
students currently enrolled at the University. In
1982-83, a total of 9,583 students, a slight increase over the previous year, made counselling
appointments with the centre to discuss career
and educational decision-making as well as personal problems which impinged upon their academic performance. Counsellors associated with
the centre also visited schools and regional colleges in the Greater Vancouver Regional
District and in other areas of the province to
provide prospective students with academic information about the University.
Continued emphasis was placed on the
resources section of the centre in providing a
wide range of educational and vocational
material. The centre also sponsors a series of
workshops of interest to UBC students on such
topics as study skills, career planning and time
Volunteer Connections, a volunteer and
referral service for the UBC community was
introduced in September, 1982 with financial
assistance from the UBC Alumni Association.
More than 150 students from most faculties of
the University took advantage of this service,
which matches up student skills with community organizations offering opportunities for
volunteer service. The reason most often given
for seeking volunteer experience was to obtain
job-related experience. The demonstrated success of this project led to adoption of Volunteer
Connections by the Alma Mater Society as a
new student service organization.
Other valuable services provided by the centre   included   summer   orientation   programs
designed to contribute to students' adjustment
to the University environment, individual and
group testing to assist students in making education and career decisions and for evaluation of
candidates applying for entry to various professional faculties.
The centre paid special attention in 1982-83
to the needs of physically disabled students. A
member of the centre's staff provided special
counselling services to a group of about 50
disabled students and special schedule planning
and advance registration services were provided.
During the summer, provincial Youth Employment Program funds were utilized for preparation of a "Physical Disability Resource Guide for
Faculty and Staff."
continues its important work in assisting women
students at the University to realize their optimum educational and career potentials by
providing specialized services. In addition to
continuing to provide counselling and other advisory services, innovations to the office's pro-
Running back Glenn Steele
spearheaded the attack of the
UBC Thunderbird football
team that swept aside all
Canadian opposition to win
the Vanier Cup, emblematic
of the Canadian
intercollegiate football
championship. UP Canada
The President's Report 1982-83/33 Medical student Martin
Gleave was awarded the
Bobby Gaul Trophy as UBC's
top male athlete in 1982-83.
34/The President's Report 1982-83
grams in 1982-83 included new workshops on
decision-making, exam-writing and women in
Canadian literature lasting from one day to six
weeks; public forums on women involved in the
political, cultural and environmental life of
Vancouver; and special events on such matters
as the implications for women students of the
economic recession, women in China, and a
professional development session for selected
student service representatives on family
violence and sexual abuse.
The office undertook research in two areas
during the year. A survey of services for women
at Canadian universities was initiated and information related to sexual harassment policies
and procedures was obtained from Canadian
universities and government agencies, which
will serve as the basis for recommendations for
policies and procedures at UBC.
UBC's Student Health Service, now located in
the Acute Care Unit of the Health Sciences Centre Hospital, increased by more than 10 per cent
in 1982-83 to almost 34,000. In addition to providing general medical services, specialized
clinics are available for consultations in the
fields of dermatology, orthopaedics and
psychiatry. The service also continued to ex
pand its outreach program in 1982-83 by discussing health-related subjects with students
three days a week in the Student Union Building
and through the participation of staff members
in workshops on such topics as stress management and involvement in the sports medicine
program developing on the campus.
The 1982-83 academic year proved to be one
of the most successful in University history for
athletic teams. The Thunderbird football team
defeated the University of Western Ontario
Mustangs 39-14 on Nov. 20 in Toronto to capture the Vanier Cup, emblematic of the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union football
championship. A week later, the Thunderbirds
defeated Simon Fraser University in the annual
Shrum Bowl at Empire Stadium to end a perfect
12-0 season. In the Canadian championship
game, running back Glenn Steele was named
most valuable player and linebacker Mike
Emery was named the outstanding defensive
player. Coach Frank Smith was named Coach of
the Year.
In all, Thunderbird teams captured four
Canadian titles (in football, field hockey,
volleyball and gymnastics) as well as conference
titles in women's curling, diving, rugby, men
and women's skiing and men's track and field.
The men's volleyball team, which went into the
national championships as underdogs to top-
ranked Manitoba, beat the visiting Bisons three
games to one in the championship match, with
UBC's Paul Thiessen designated as the tournament's most valuable player.
The women's gymnastics team, after three
straight seasons of finishing in the runner-up
position, captured the Canadian women's
championship by narrowly edging the University
of Alberta at the annual competition at York
University in Toronto. UBC's Patti Sakaki successfully defended her individual gymnastics
title for the third year in a row and first-year
gymnast Anne Muscat captured the Canada
West title.
At awards dinners at the conclusion of the
year, Miss Sakaki and national team field
hockey goalie Alison Palmer were named the
joint winners of the Sparling Trophy as UBC's
top female athletes, and Martin Gleave, a third-
year medical student and winner of his second
Canadian title in the field of wrestling, won the
Bobby Gaul Trophy as UBC's top male athlete.
Many of our graduate and undergraduate
students were also honored for their academic
efforts in 1982-83 and I ha.ve chosen to provide
details of these awards under the section of this
report entitled Honors and Awards.
I know that the rest of the University community joins me in extending to all our students
congratulations on their successes in 1982-83. Gymnast Patti Sakaki, left,
and field hockey goalie Alison
Palmer shared the Sparling
Trophy as UBC's top female
athletes in 1982-83.
The University Library
It has been a year of uncertainty for the UBC
Library, centering on concerns about funds
available for the purchase of materials to
strengthen the system and the status of the
University's 1981 proposal for new central
library space.
It is important to remember that during a
period of protracted financial stringency, a
major university can maintain its reputation of
excellence only if it sustains its library's collection budget. Excellent library holdings constitute access to information, and quality faculty
and talented students can never hope to attain a
full measure of success unless they have access to
the necessary library materials.
Cuts in the Library's collection budget would
be counter-productive, for they would damage
the University community as well as wider
Canadian interests. What is perhaps not so well
known is that our Library has, over the years,
made available hundreds of thousands of
Library items to the community beyond the
University. By any standard, our Library holdings are one of Canada's great research
resources, serving the academic community as
well as provincial and national interests.
However, maintaining and strengthening the
quality of our Library holdings is becoming increasingly difficult in the face of inflation and
inadequate government grants. While there is
no easy solution to this problem, I remain confident that there is widespread consensus within
the University that it is essential to protect, sustain and strengthen the collection budget of the
Library. I remain convinced that our commitment to a quality Library should not be compromised or damaged by those who do not
understand that high standards of scholarship
are woven into our institutional fabric.
I refer elsewhere in this report to the uncertainty created by the Universities Council's
failure to act on our valid request for new
Library space. Stated plainly, the Library embodies the academic quality of the University.
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We must provide the necessary space to enable
faculty and students to carry forward their
teaching and research. Serious academic damage is already resulting from the inaction of the
Council, which has meant that many important
Library initiatives are withering.
During the academic year, and despite the
uncertainties outlined above, the library had its
share of notable successes and disappointments,
which are summarized in the following observations.
In terms of the usual measures of library activity, 1982-83 was a busy and productive year
for the UBC Library system. Use of the collections increased: 2,255,632 items were borrowed
compared with 2,181,794 in 1981-82. Reference staff responded to 339,317 enquiries, an
increase of 5.2 per cent over the previous year.
The catalogued collections grew by a net 91,654
volumes to an impressive total of 2,262,210
volumes. There were also substantial additions
of other materials, particularly microforms and
maps, in 1982-83.
During the year, adjustments were required
to relationships with campus reading rooms
following the dissolution of the Library's
Reading Room Division in September, 1982.
Funds to assist with the continued maintenance
of reading room collections in 1983-84 were
transferred to the faculties for reallocation.
Arrangements were made for departments to
order reading room books through the UBC
Bookstore. For the present, at least, the Library
will continue to handle the ordering and receipt
of periodicals for those reading rooms that require the service. A detailed manual for reading
room operation under the revised policy was
prepared and distributed.
The Senate Library Committee met three
times in the course of the year, reviewing
policies for enforcement of loan regulations, the
transfer of funds to support reading room collections, the 1983-84 interim collections
budget, and the status of the 1981 proposal for
new central library space. In 1983-84, the Committee will examine questions relating to the use
of journals, their availability to users, and the
effectiveness of present loan regulations as they
affect access to journal literature.
The Library was fortunate in receiving
generous outside funding for the development
of certain areas of the collection. Approximately
$800,000 was provided from the estate of Dr.
W.K. Burwell for the future purchase of library
materials in the fields of sociology, anthropology and psychology. The Library also received
grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council for the purchase of materials
in Japanese economic history ($22,000) and
epigraphy ($25,000) in 1982 and in 1983 will
have $50,000 to improve the collection of European newspapers. Special funding has also been
made available from a grant to the Faculty of
Arts by the Vancouver Foundation.
A major service development for the Library
in the past year was the extention of library services to the major teaching hospitals, made
possible through grant funding under the
Medical Undergraduate Expansion program.
On May 17, 1982 the Hamber Library, serving
the Children's, Grace and Shaughnessy hospitals, was opened. At the same time, the health
sciences network service, located in the Wood
ward Library, began providing supporting
materials from campus on a daily delivery
schedule. On July 1, 1982 UBC assumed responsibility for the operation of the St. Paul's
Hospital Library. Improvements were made as
well in the supporting collection held by the
Woodward Library. In its first year of operation, the network service delivered almost
25,000 items to users at locations within the
system — 85 per cent were provided within 24
hours after the request was made. On-site collections at the hospitals were improved 4s well,
and services normally provided in UBC branch
libraries were introduced. This develdpment
appears to be successfully meeting a longstanding need for library service to UBC faculty
and students as well as to professional staff in
the teaching hospitals.
1982-83 saw some changes in the organization of campus library services as well. As a
result of retrenchment, the Animal Resource
Ecology library ceased operation as an bfficial
branch library in September, 1982. The UBC
Film Library became part of the library system
in 1982-83 and the Library also assumed responsibility for the audio-visual collection of the
Centre for Human Settlements.
In co-operation with the libraries of the
University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University,
Vancouver Community College and the B.C.
Institute of Technology, the UBC Library
undertook as a pilot project the local implementation of an automated library support system
developed by the Washington Library Network.
The pilot study, referred to as the B.C. Library
Network project will, by the end of August
1983, provide information on the cost and effectiveness of operating support systems for
cataloguing, acquisitions and other library
operations from a single site within the province. In recent years, B.C.'s college, institute
and university libraries have had to purchase
cataloguing support service from UTLAS in
Ontario. Successful implementation of a local
BCLN system will offer great potential for the
development of on-line library services at UBC
and other post-secondary institutions in the
Future priorities must include a thorough
review of library space requirements and potential solutions. Library space will be exhausted
before the end of this decade. Attention must
also be given to the development of the B.C.
Library Network, the delivery of materials and
service to off-campus students, and the maintenance of stable collections funding at a level
sufficient to cover increases for inflation.
Personnel changes within the Library system
in the 1982-83 academic year included the
following: Elsie de Bruijn was named associate
head of the Woodward Biomedical Library and
her place as head of the Marjorie Smith Library
in the School of Social Work was taken by Judith
Frye; Heather Keate, formerly of the Woodward Library, became assistant University
librarian for public services (Branch Libraries);
Ann Nelson was appointed head of the Hamber
Library serving Shaughnessy, Children's and
Grace Hospitals; Nick Omelusik, former head
of the reading rooms division, became head of
the catalogue products division; Jane Price was
appointed Health Sciences Network Co-ordinator; Barbara Saint was named head of the St. Paul's Hospital Library; and Bill Watson was
appointed assistant University librarian for
public service (Central Libraries).
In the field of public service, library personnel continue to make significant contributions
to their profession as the following involvement
indicates: Margaret Friessen, head of the inter-
library loans division, served as president of the
B.C. Library Association; Jack Mcintosh, Slavic
bibliographer and science reference librarian,
was appointed by the provincial attorney-general to the Kootenay Committee on Intergroup
Relations, a committee which assists in resolving
differences between the Doukhobor people and
the government; Diana Kent, reference
librarian in the Woodward Library, was awarded
a certificate of recognition for her services to the
UBC branch of the Sigma Xi Scientific
Research Society; and University Librarian
Douglas Mclnnes became a member of the
board of directors of the Canadian Association
of Research Libraries and has been appointed
by the Association of Research Libraries to the
advisory board for the Centre for Chinese
Research Materials.
Governing Bodies
Early in 1983, the students of the University
elected Miss Margaret Copping, an Arts student, and Mr. David Frank, a Science student,
as their representatives on the Board for one
year, commencing Feb. 1. They succeed Mr.
David Dale, a student in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, and Mr.
Ronald Krause, a student in Medicine.
Early in November of 1982, Dr. Leslie Peterson, the chairman of the Board, announced
that Dr. K.G. Pedersen, the then president of
our sister institution, Simon Fraser University,
would succeed me as president of UBC on July
1, 1983. A recommendation to appoint Dr.
Pedersen was made to the Board by Chancellor
J.V. Clyne, who chaired a broadly based
University committee charged with advising the
Board on suitable candidates for president. My
successor is an able administrator and I know
that the University community joins me in
wishing him success in the exciting times that lie
Among the more important business carried
out by the Board in the 1982-83 academic year
were the following items.
At its October, 1982 meeting the Board approved administrative arrangements under
which the University, in co-operation with the
federal Department of Industry, Trade and
Commerce, will foster research in the field of
microelectronics and facilitate the transfer of
technological information through an organization called the B.C. Microelectronics Society.
The UBC research effort in this field will be
facilitated by a federal grant totaling $1 million
over five years. This new development reflects
the extensive scientific and technological expertise available within the University and will contribute to the improvement of innovation in
Canadian industry.
At the same meeting the Board received a
summary of priorities and long-range objectives
of the Department of Student Housing and
Conferences and approved a motion reiterating
its goal of 1966 of providing on-campus accommodation for 25 per cent of single-student
enrolment, subject to the availability of capital
Yet another major development dealt with by
the Board at its October meeting was the approval of an organizational structure for the
Imaging Research Centre, a significant development in the UBC Health Sciences Centre.
At its November, 1982 meeting the Board approved in principle a campus development proposal, which is intended to form the basis for
the future physical development of the campus.
The study, prepared by the Department of
Facilities Planning, describes a framework of
planning principles and design guidelines which
can accommodate changing circumstances and
influences, as well as bring about a sense of
order to the campus.
At its April, 1983, meeting, the Board learned
that the provincial government had made
$360,000 available for the planning of a new $6
million pulp and paper teaching centre, which
will be constructed in the area occupied by the
Faculty of Applied Science at the south end of
the academic core. The Canadian pulp and
paper industry has pledged itself to provide $1
million a year for the operation of the building
after it has been built and will also provide
$250,000 annually for fellowships for graduate
students in the pulp and paper program. At this
same meeting the Board was told that there was
a strong possibility that a new $13 million national research facility planned by the Canadian
pulp and paper industry would be located at
UBC in the area set aside as Discovery Park
UBC I am positive that these two developments
will aid the advancement and practical application of science to industry. This two-way flow of
information is to be encouraged between industry on the one hand and the University on the
At a special meeting held on May 12, 1983,
the Board approved my recommendation that
the appointment of Dr. Julius Kane as a
member of the teaching staff of the University
be terminated. My recommendation to the
Board was based on the report of a hearing
committee, provided for under the terms of the
Agreement on Conditions of Appointment of
Faculty. The committee, by a vote of two-to-
one, held that one of the grounds on which I
had proposed to base a recommendation for termination of appointment was substantiated
and was serious enough to warrant termination.
At its June, 1983, meeting the Board approved
a Reduced Workload/Appointment Responsibility Scheme, which provides for the reduction
of a faculty member's salary and workload while
maintaining full pension and other appropriate
benefits entitlement. The scheme was discussed
with the Faculty Association and had its sup-
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in 1982-83 that will affect
students in engineering
programs of the Faculty of
Applied Science were an
agreement with the federal
government to foster research
and the transfer of
technological information in
microelectronics and the
forthcoming construction of a
new pulp and paper teaching
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port. The purpose of the scheme is to assist
faculty members in the transition to retirement,
to effect on-going savings to the University and
to introduce some flexibility into staffing.
Much of the work of the University Senate
centres on its role as a watchdog on the curriculum, a function its delegates to the Curriculum Committee, which meets regularly to
screen proposals which reach it from the 12
faculties of the University. This important
Senate function is treated at greater length in
this report under the section entitled Teaching
and Curriculum.
Other important matters dealt with by Senate
in the 1982-83 academic year are outlined
At its first meeting in September, 1982, the
Senate approved a motion to establish an ad hoc
committee which was requested to "enquire into
and draw up recommendations as to minimum
breadth requirements in the pre-baccalaureate
programs of the University." The committee,
when it reported to Senate in March of 1983,
said that reasonable breadth requires study in
the humanities and arts, the social sciences, and
science and technology. "These courses," the
report said, "should include at least one that
covers some aspect of a foreign culture, and one
that has a historical orientation." Senate approved in principle the committee's initial
recommendation: "That all students should
receive a broad exposure to a variety of
disciplines in addition to a specialized education
in their chosen field of study before completing
any baccalaureate degree," and then referred
the report to the faculties for study and return
to the Senate agenda in November of 1983.
During the course of the academic year a
number of committees were established to consider and make recommendations on possible
changes to the University Act, the provincial
legislation that governs the makeup and powers
of governing bodies at B.C.'s public universities.
One report on possible changes, based on conversations between a member of the Universities
Council and the presidents of the three public
universities, had already gone forward to the
Minister of Universities, Science and Communications. However, when it became apparent that changes of more than a cosmetic
nature were being contemplated in Victoria, I
felt it necessary to establish a presidential
advisory committee under Dean of Law Peter
Burns, and the Senate, at its December, 1982
meeting approved establishment of yet another
committee on the act. At its March meeting,
Senate requested me to write to Victoria asking
that no changes in the act be introduced until
such time as Senate and all interested parties
had had an opportunity to complete consideration of proposed amendments. In May, the
Senate committee submitted a 52-page report to
Senate for consideration, including 12 recommendations for amendments. These suggested
changes were not of a radical nature, the committee being convinced that the basic structure
of the act was sound. Senate amended only one
recommendation made by the committee and
approved its report in an omnibus motion.
In February, 1983, Senate slightly modified
admission requirements to the University to give
students planning to enter the University from
B.C. secondary schools a wider choice of courses
in grades 11 and 12. Although secondary-school
graduation with a C + average is still mandatory, the University will require six, instead of
seven, additional courses from a prescribed list
of academic subjects. Even with this change,
UBC admission requirements are still among
the most demanding in Canada. The changes
approved by the UBC Senate were a response to
changes introduced into the secondary-school
curriculum by the provincial ministry of education.
At its May meeting, the final one of the
1982-83 academic year, Senate received and
approved recommendations contained in a
report from its Academic Building Needs Committee. Senate voted to reaffirm academic
building priorities established in 1981 and asked
that a plan to expand the UBC Library system be identified as an "urgent, special need."
While buildings may not be springing out of the
ground at the University in future, the needs of
the Library must be classed as a crucial capital
project. Unfortunately, the Universities Council
has failed to respond to this academic priority.
The University can feel deeply aggrieved about
this inaction, which frankly puzzles and worries
Senate also voted to add the School of
Physical Education and Recreation to the 1981
priorities list. The Senate recommendations
were endorsed by the Board of Governors at its
June meeting and forwarded to the Universities
Awards and Honors
The many honors and awards which are conferred each year on faculty members at UBC are
indicative of the high quality of teaching and
research which had made the University one of
the leading institutions of higher education in
Canada. The quality of the students whom we
attract to the campus is also reflected in the
number of prizes, scholarships and fellowships
which they receive each year in competition
with students at other North American universities. I know the University community joins me
in congratulating those names below for their
dedication to the highest standards of teaching
and scholarship.
SCIENCES. Prof. Michael Shaw, who was appointed University Professor during the
academic year in the Departments of Plant
Science and Botany was the first recipient of the
gold medal of the Biological Council of Canada
for "outstanding service to biology in Canada."
Other members of this faculty honored in
1982-83 were: Dr. R.L. Taylor, who received
the Mary E. Elliott Service Award of the Canadian Botanical Association; Dr. P.A. Murtha,
recipient of the Puget Sound Meritorious Award
of the American Society of Photogrammetry;
Larry Diamond, who received an award from
the Canadian Institute of Planners for the best
resource planning project and best overall
exhibition; P.A. Miller, winner of a citation
award in the research category from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects; and student Michael Jang, who won the 1983 undergraduate student paper contest of the Canadian
Institute of Food Science and Technology.
J.R. Grace, who heads Chemical Engineering,
received the ERCO award of the Canadian
Society for Chemical Engineering, awarded
annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the discipline while
under the age of 40; Dr. D.R. Piteau of geological engineering was the recipient of the
Birwell Award of the Geological Society of
America for contributions to engineering
geology; in Metallurgical Engineering, Prof.
Keith Brimacombe and Dr. I.S. Samarasekera
were jointly awarded the Robert W. Hunt
Medal of the Iron and Steel Society of the
American Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
and the Williams Prize of the Metals Society of
London, England; in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering, Prof. Jan Leja received the
Walter Gage Teaching Award in engineering,
Prof. A.L. Mular received a publication award
from the American Institute of Mining and
Metallurgy, Prof. George Poling was named a
Distinguished Lecturer by the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Prof.
CO. Brawner received the Publications Board
Award of the American Institute of Mining
Engineering; and in the School of Nursing,
Associate Professor Emerita Margaret Street was
inducted into the Order of Canada and Professor Emerita Beth McCann was made an
honorary life member of the Registered Nurses'
Association of B.C.
Prof. Douglas Shadbolt, who heads the
School of Architecture in the applied science
faculty, was awarded the honorary degree of
Doctor of Engineering from Carleton University
in November, 1982.
Applied Science students who received
recognition were: Craig Roberts, of Mining and
Mineral Process Engineering, winner of the
Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy's
award for the best essay on coal; Clive Brerton,
a graduate student in Chemical Engineering,
first prize winner in the student paper competition at the annual Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. For the fourth year in a row,
the UBC student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers was selected as an
Outstanding Student Chapter for its program of
FACULTY OF ARTS. Faculty members
honored in 1982-83 were: Dr. Harry B.
Hawthorn and his wife, Audrey, the first director and curator, respectively, of UBC's Museum
of Anthropology, received the first Distinguished
Service Award of the B.C. Museums Association
for the influential role they played in museum
development in the province; Prof. A.D. Scott
of Economics gave the invited Innis Lecture at
meetings of the Canadian Economics Association and was made an Officer of the Order of
Canada; Frank Hamlin of the French department was honored by a French society and
received the Prix Albert Dauzat for his research
on the study of place names in France; J. Ross
Mackay of Geography was the first recipient of
the G.K. Gilbert Medal of the Association of
American Geographers for his work in the field
of geomorphology; Anne Piternick of the School
of Librarianship was elected a fellow of Great
Britain's Library Association and her colleague
Shiela Egoff, who retires this year, was the recipient of no less than three awards for service to
the profession — the Canadian Library Association's Outstanding Service to Librarianship
Award, the Elliot Landau Award, conferred
jointly by the University of Utah and the Salt
Lake County Library System and the Claude
Aubry Award of the Canadian division of the
International Board on Books for Youth; Alan
Prof. Michael Shaw was
appointed University Professor
in Plant Science and Botany
and was named the first
recipient of the gold medal of
the Biological Council of
Canada for service to his
The President's Report 1982-83/39 Political scientist Prof Alan
Cairns, above, was awarded a
Molson Prize for his
contributions to Canadian
society and culture. Prof.
George Tomkins of
Education, below, was the
recipient of an honorary
degree from McGill University
for his contributions to
Canadian curriculum studies.
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Cairns of Political Science was invited to Harvard University as the Mackenzie King Visiting
Professor of Canadian Studies and was the recipient of one of four Molson Prizes for his contributions to Canadian society and culture;
Daniel Kahneman of Psychology was named as
one of the recipients of the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association and his colleague,
William Iacono, was the recipient of the Young
Investigator Award of the Society for Psychophysiological Research.
Arts students who distinguished themselves in
the past year included the following: Brian
Burke and Derek Clinton Carter, the editor-in-
chief and artist, respectively, associated with the
University's creative writing magazine, Prism
International, who won the Bomac Batten
Award at the National Magazine Awards; Erin
Moure, winner of the du Maurier Award for
poetry in the competition mentioned above;
Diedre Lynch, of English, the only UBC student
to be named a winner of the first Mellon
Scholarships in the Humanities to be awarded,
for graduate work at Stanford University; and
three students' in the film program of the
Department of Theatre — Eileen Hoeter,
Sandra Mayo and John Penhall, each of whom
won awards in student film festivals held in
B.C., the Pacific Northwest and Hiroshima in
Two recent graduates of the Department of
Music distinguished themselves in the annual
talent competition of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Jackie Parker won the
$2,500 first prize in piano and was overall winner of a $5,000 prize, scholarship and trophy,
and Debra Parker won the $2,500 first prize in
voice as well as a scholarship to the Banff Centre
of Fine Arts.
Maurice Levi was appointed to the Bank of
Montreal Chair of International Finance in the
faculty; Steve Alisharan won the Commerce
Undergraduate Society's annual Teaching Excellence Award; Gordon Walter and co-author
Steve Marks of Education were the recipients of
the Best Guidance and Counselling Book Award
of the Canadian Guidance and Counselling
Association; Peter Frost received the Commerce
Alumni Association's 1983 Talking Stick Award
for pedagogical course development; Mark
Thompson was elected to the National
Academy of Arbitrators; and Dennis Capozza
was the recipient of a Morgard Literary Award
for an article that will appear in the Education
Three doctoral students in Commerce were
awarded distinctions in 1982-83: Michael Stein
received the Deloitte, Haskins and Sells doctoral
fellowship in accounting, the third time in a row
that this distinguished international award has
been made to a UBC student; and Bruce Dietrich-
Campbell and Michel Gendron were the recipients of awards at the 1983 conference of the
Administrative Sciences Association of Canada,
Mr. Dietrich-Campbell for the best doctoral
student paper and Mr. Gendron as an honorable mention winner in the same competition.
A Commerce graduate who distinguished herself was Jennifer Bettiol, winner of the
Governor-General's Gold Medal for the highest
marks in Canada on the uniform final examinations of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants
in Canada.
Boyd was elected a fellow of the International
Academy of Dentistry; Dr. Lance Rucker was
award life membership in the REACH Community Centre Association in recognition of services to the REACH health centre; Dr. Colin
Price was elected a fellow of the Royal College
of Dentists; and Dr. A. A. Lowe was named the
Grieve Memorial Lecturer of the Canadian
Dental Association.
Allan of Counselling Psychology and former
graduate student Judith Nairne received the
1983 award of the Canadian Guidance and
Counselling Association for "best professional
article," which dealt with racial prejudice in the
classroom; Dr. John Andrews, the former dean
of Education was named Distinguished Visiting
Professor at the University of Alberta; Dr.
Verna Kirkness, director of Native Indian
Studies and the NITEP program, was honored
by having her name attached to the Kirkness
Adult Learning Centre in Winnipeg, where
both Indians and non-Indians can upgrade
their skills through the use of computers; Dr.
George Tomkins was awarded the honorary
degree of Doctor of Laws by McGill University
for his contributions over many years to Canadian curriculum studies; Dr. Ron MacGregor,
head of Visual and Performing Arts in Education was the first Canadian to be invited to give
the keynote address to the National Arts Education Association; and Alena Branda of the
School of Physical Education and Recreation
was named Coach of the Year in women's gym-
mnastics by the Canadian Intercollegiate
Athletic Union.
Woodham was invited to present a paper at an
international symposium on Biological and
Physical Processing of Images sponsored by the
Royal Society in London, England.
Prof. Fred Wan of the Institute of Applied
Mathematics and Statistics was elected a fellow
of the American Academy of Mechanics; Dean
Peter Larkin of the Institute of Animal
Resource Ecology received the Award of Excellence of the American Fisheries Society and
his colleague, Dr. T.G. Northcote was invited as
a representative of Canada to the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Institute of Freshwater
Research in Sweden; Knute Buttedahl of the
Centre for Human Settlements was the recipient
of the Outstanding Adult Educator Award of
the Pacific Association for Continuing Education; Prof. W.D. Liam Finn of the Soil
Dynamics Group was elected a fellow of Churchill College at Cambridge University in
England and was a state-of-the-art or keynote
speaker at six international conferences on
geomechanics, earthquake engineering and soil
engineering in centres in the United States and
Europe; and Prof. L. Young of the Microelectronics Centre was the recipient of the Callinan
Award of the Dialectrics and Insulation division
of the Electrochemical Society.
Dennis of Biochemistry received the Alumni
Distinguished Service Award from the University of Wisconsin; Dr. Joachim Burhenne, head of
Diagnostic Radiology, was the recipient of the
Walter C. Cannon Medal of the International
Society of Radiologists; Dr. Victor Gomel was
invited to give the keynote lecture at the 10th
World Congress on Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Drs. Anne Junker and D. Pritchard, both
of the paediatrics department, were the recipients of the two McLoughlin fellowships for
1983-84 awarded in Canada; Dr. D.H. Copp of
Physiology received the William F. Newman
Award of the American Society for Bone and
Mineral Research; and Dr. T.Y. Lin of Psychiatry was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award of the Pacific Rim College of
Psychiatrists, was named honorary life president
of the World Federation for Mental Health and
was appointed advisor on mental heath to the
People's Republic of China's ministry of public
Medical students who won distinction in
1982-83 were: Martin Gleave, winner of the
Bobby Gaul Memorial Trophy as outstanding
male athlete for his activities as a wrestler; Dr.
David Hsu, recipient of the Robert Wood
Johnson Award as the top student in health services planning; Dr. Robert Kraus of Psychiatry,
named Laughlin Fellow of the American College of Psychiatry; and Richard Steeves of
Physiology, who was awarded a fellowship for
advanced research at Cambridge University in
SCIENCES. Dr. John McNeill was the recipient
of two awards in 1982-83 — the McNeil
Award, which carries a cash prize of $1,000,
and the Upjohn Award of the Pharmacological
Society of Canada.
of the Department of Mathematics was the recipient of the Rollo Davidson Prize in Probability
from the University of Cambridge in England;
Dr. Julia Levy of Microbiology was awarded the
gold medal of the B.C. Science Council for her
work on cancer detection; Prof. William Unruh
of Physics was awarded the 1983 Herzberg
Medal of the Canadian Association of Physicists
and an Isaak Walton Killam Memorial Senior
Fellowship; Prof. Erich Vogt, director of the
TRIUMF Project and a professor of Physics, was
awarded an honorary degree by the University
of Manitoba.
Graduate student Andre Van Schyndel was
the recipient of the Marconi International
Fellowship Young Scientist Award, which was
presented by Governor-General Edward Sch-
reyer at a ceremony in Ottawa. The Canadian
Association of Physicists has also recognized him
as an innovative young physicist.
Two members of the Department of Chemistry were awarded fellowships by the John
Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation of
New York. These prestigious awards are made
on the basis of demonstrated accomplishments
and strong promise for the future. The winners
were Prof. Donald G. Fleming, who will undertake studies in nuclear chemistry, and Prof.
Brian R. James, who will investigate the
mechanism of homogeneous catalytic reactions.
UBC faculty members were this year elected
to all three of the academies which make up the
Royal Society of Canada, this country's most
prestigious academic organization. Elected to
membership in Academy I (Lettres et sciences
humaines) was Prof. Bernard Saint-Jacques of
the Department of Linguistics. Elected to
Academy II (Humanities and Social Sciences)
was Prof. Kalevi J. Holsti, who heads the
Department of Political Science. -New UBC
members of Academy III (Sciences) are Prof.
Peter Hochachka of the Department of Zoology
and Prof. Donald Ludwig of the Department of
Dr. fohn McNeill of
Pharmaceutical Sciences was
the recipient of two awards in
Appointments, Resignations and Retirements
Significant changes in the University's
administrative, teaching and research staff
listed below are based on the reports of the
deans of UBC's 12 faculties.
Graham was appointed head of the Department
of Agricultural Economics and Douglas T.
Paterson was named director of the program
leading to the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture.
APPLIED SCIENCE. Dr. K.D. Srivastava
was appointed head of the Department of Electrical Engineering from Sept. 1, 1983. In the
Department of Chemical Engineering, two appointments were made in connection with the
construction of a new Pulp and Paper Centre
and the introduction of a new Master of
Engineering program in pulp and paper
engineering. Dr. RJ. Kerekes, an honorary professor in the chemical engineering department
and a staff member of the Pulp and Paper
Research Institute of Canada, was appointed
director of the centre, which will be housed in a
new  $6  million  building  now  in  the  archi
tectural-design stage, and Prof. K.L. Pinder, a
long-time member of the UBC faculty, was
named program co-ordinator for the degree
program, which has been approved by the
Universities Council of B.C. and which will be
operated jointly by the University and the
ARTS. Prof. Glenn Drover, former director
of the School of Social Work at Carleton University, was named head of UBC's School of Social
Work and Dr. David Perlman, formerly of the
Department of Psychology at the University of
Manitoba, joined the staff of the School of
Home Economics to direct the new graduate
program in family sciences.
COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. Divisional appointments within
the faculty during the academic year were
Michael Gibbins as chairman of Accounting
and Management Systems, Maurice Levi as acting chairman of Finance, Peter Frost as chairman of Industrial Relations Management, A.E.
Boardman as chairman of Policy and Dennis
Capozza   as  chairman  of Urban   Land  Eco-
The President's Report 1982-83/41 Prof. Trevor Heaver, above,
became director of the Centre
for Transportation Studies
and Prof. Robert Kennedy,
below, took up duties as dean
of the Faculty of Forestry
during the 1982-83 academic
42/The President's Report 1982-83
nomics. On July 1, 1983, Trevor Heaver took up
duties as director of the Centre for Transportation Studies.
EDUCATION. New department heads appointed during the year in Education were: Dr.
Lome Downey as head of the Department of
Administrative, Adult and Higher Education,
and Dr. Bill Bogen as head of the Department
of Counselling Psychology. Dr. Todd Rogers
was named associate dean of the faculty with
responsibility for graduate programs and
research, succeeding Dr. LeRoi Daniels, who
became director of the Centre for the Study of
Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Murray Elliott
was appointed associate dean with responsibility
for undergraduate programs; Dr. Ian Housego
became director of the Centre for the Study of
Teacher Education; and Dr. Verna Kirkness
took up duties as director of Native Indian
FORESTRY. The new dean of the Faculty of
Forestry who assumed office on July 1, 1983, is
Prof. Robert Kennedy, a UBC graduate who
has had experience in both the industrial and
the academic worlds. He has been a professor in
the UBC faculty since 1979 and before that was
associated with the Forintek Corporation, which
has its research headquarters on the campus.
new associate dean appointments were made in
1982-83, as follows: Dr. T.H. Brown,
undergraduate programs; Dr. J.N. Hlynka,
clinical programs; and Dr. J.H. McNeill,
graduate studies and research. Dr. R. Ensom
became chairman of the faculty's Division of
Clinical Pharmacy, and Dr. D. Fielding is now
chairman of the Division of Pharmacy Administration.
A total of 25 members of UBC's teaching and
research staff reached the age of retirement
during the 1982-83 academic year. I know that
the University community joins me in expressing
thanks to those retiring for their many years of
dedicated service to the University. In some
cases, these retiring members of the faculty will
continue to carry out duties at the University.
Those who retired after more than 30 years of
service are:
Prof. J.J.R. Campbell, a member of the UBC
faculty for 37 years, initially in the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences (1946-1965) and laterally
as head of the Department of Microbiology in
the Faculty of Science, and the recipient of a
large number of prizes and honors, including
the award for distinguished achievement of the
Canadian Society of Microbiologists and the
Harrison Award of the Royal Society of Canada;
Prof. Moses W. Steinberg, a member of the
Department of English for 37 years, winner of
UBC's Master Teacher Award in 1972 and
widely known for his teaching and research on
British writers H.G. Wells, Thomas Hardy and
George Bernard Shaw;
Prof. J. Lewis Robinson, another 37-year
member of the UBC faculty, head of the
Department of Geography for 22 years until
1968, winner of UBC's Master Teacher Award
in 1976 and the recipient of numerous professional awards, including the Massey Medal of
the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and
the Distinguished Teaching Award of the National Council for Geographic Education;
Agnes G. Savery, a lecturer and senior in
structor in the Department of English since
Prof. Finlay Morrison, associate dean of the
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, who joined
the UBC faculty in 1948 and who was closely
associated with the professional pharmaceutical
community as president of the College of Pharmacists of B.C. and the Pharmacy Examining
Board of Canada;
Prof. Cyril Reid, a member of the Department of Chemistry since 1948;
Jan de Bruyn, a 32-year member of the
Department of English, founder of the University's creative writing journal entitled Prism International, and a specialist in 17th-century
English literature; and
Dr. H. Clyde Slade, who joined the UBC
medical school's teaching staff in 1952 as a
clinical instructor and who set up the first
family-practice teaching unit in the faculty.
Faculty members who reached retirement age
after more than 20 years of University service
Prof. Charles McDowell, the very distinguished
head of the Department of Chemistry from 1955
until 1981, when he was appointed University
Professor, and the recipient of numerous
awards from professional organizations in
recognition of his distinguished contributions to
his discipline and to the University and the
scientific community in Canada;
Prof. Arthur Beedle, for 27 years a member
of the Faculty, of Commerce and Business Administration and the leader of a team of UBC
academics which established academic programs at the University of Malaya in the 1960s
and 1970s, for which he was awarded the
honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in 1978;
Dr. John Dean, a teaching fellow and
member of the Department of Paediatrics in the
Faculty of Medicine for 27 years and director of
the B.C. Poison Control Centre from 1957 to
Joseph C. Lawrence, a teacher in UBC's
Department of History for 27 years and a
specialist in the history of the North American
Prof. Roy Nodwell, a member of the Department of Physics for 24 years and head of that
department from 1977 to 1982, and the leader
of a research team that developed the Vortek
Lamp, an innovative high-intensity arc lamp
which is now in commerical production;
Dr. Libuse Tyhurst, for 24 years a part- and
full-time member of the Department of
Psychiatry, who specialized in studies dealing
with migration and social change and audiovisual teaching systems in university settings;
Dr. Frank E. Gamble, a music-education
specialist who taught in UBC's Faculty of
Education for 23 years; and
Prof. Sheila Egoff, a dedicated teacher and
researcher in the School of Librarianship for 21
years and the recipient of numerous awards for
her internationally recognized work in the field
of children's literature.
Others who reached retirement age in
1982-83 were:
Paul Sykes, a member of the Department of
Physics for 19 years and a specialist in nuclear
Prof. Norman Paddock, a 19-year member of
the Department of Chemistry and a specialist in inorganic chemistry;
Prof. George Piternick, a cataloguing expert
who taught in the School of Librarianship for 18
Sol Kort, a member of the programming staff
in the Centre for Continuing Education for 17
years, where he directed the humanities and
sciences programs;
Prof. Jan Leja, for 17 years a member of the
Department of Mining and Mineral Process
Engineering, where he was honored in 1983 as
the recipient of the Walter Gage Teaching
Award and where he carried out research on the
extraction of metals by the flotation process;
Hazel M. Southard, a teacher in the School of
Rehabilitation Medicine in the Faculty of
Medicine for 16 years;
Michael Bullock, a member of the Department of Creative Writing for 14 years who, in
addition to publishing a number of volumes of
original poetry, was a specialist in the translation of fiction, poetry and drama and the recipient of the Canada Council Prize for Translation in 1978;
Prof. J.E.L. Peck, a member of the UBC
faculty for 14 years and the first full-time head
of the Department of Computer Science from
1969 to 1976; and
Prof. Karl Ruppenthal, a member of the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration for 12 years and the first director of the
Centre for Transportation Studies, established
shortly after his appointment to UBC.
Two long-time UBC faculty
members who reached
retirement age in the
academic year were: Prof.
J.J.R. Campbell, left, a
teacher and researcher at
UBC for 37 years; and Prof
Finlay Morrison, right, of
Pharmaceutical Sciences, a
faculty member for 35 years.
The President's Report 1982-83/43 Congregation
The University's annual Congregation for the
conferring of academic and honorary degrees
approved by the Senate was held on May 25, 26
and 27 in the War Memorial Gymnasium.
In the 1982-83 academic year, the University
awarded a total of 4,589 academic degrees, 956
in the fall of 1982 and 3,633 in the spring of
1983. In addition, six honorary degrees were
approved by Senate.
On the first day of the ceremony, the degree
of Doctor of Letters was conferred on Robertson
Davies, who is a distinguished journalist, author
and educator. The same day, the honorary
degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred on Professor Emeritus of Classics Malcolm McGregor,
a well-known UBC personality whose activities
as a teacher, scholar and administrator made
him a familiar campus figure for four decades.
UBC awarded 4,589 academic
degrees and six honorary
degrees in 1982-83.
44/The President's Report 1982-83 On May 26, honorary Doctor of Laws degrees
were conferred on Mrs. Annie Margaret Angus
for her long involvement in community and
University affairs, on Mr. George Manuel, one
of the pioneering figures in the North American
Indian movement, and on Dr. John B. Warren,
a long-time member of the UBC faculty who is
regarded as the father of nuclear physics
research in Western Canada. A moving moment during the ceremony occured when Mr.
Manuel's son, George Jr., came to the platform
to receive the hood and diploma for the
honorary degree which had been conferred on
his father, who was unable to attend the
ceremony because of illness.
I wish to take this opportunity to thank the
Senate of the University for awarding me the
honorary degree of Doctor of Laws on May 27,
the final day of the 1983 Congregation.
One of the highlights of the Congregation
ceremony is the opportunity to congratulate the
outstanding students who each year head their
respective graduating classes. Those who received
honors in the spring of 1983 are listed below. I
know the University community joins me in congratulating them on their achievements.
Association of Professional Engineers Proficiency Award, $500 (most outstanding record in
the graduating class of Applied Science,
B.A.Sc. degree): Gane Ka-Shu Wong.
Helen L. Balfour Prize, $650 (Head of the
Graduating Class in Nursing, B.S.N, degree):
Linda Joyce Wilson.
British. Columbia Recreation Association, Professional Development Branch Prize (Head of
the Graduating Class in Recreation, B.R.E.
degree): Richard William Crone.
Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Medal and
Prize (Head of the Graduating Class in Education, Elementary Teaching field, B.Ed,
degree): Heather Anne Clark.
Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Medal and
Prof. Michael Shaw, right,
reads the citation for the
honorary degree to be
conferred on Douglas T.
Kenny, who stepped down as
UBC's seventh president on
fune 30, 1983. The degree
was conferred by Chancellor
f. V. Clyne, left.
The President's Report 1982-83/45 Prize (Head of the Graduating Class in Education, Secondary Teaching field, B.Ed, degree):
Sebastian Coelho Ribeiro.
Ruth Cameron Medal for Librarianship (Head
of the Graduating Class in Librarianship,
M.L.S. degree): Cynthia Aileen John.
College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
Gold Medal (Head of the Graduating Class in
Dentistry, D.M.D. degree): Patricia Ann
College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
Gold Medal in Dental Hygiene (leading student
in the Dental Hygiene Program): Karen Gwen
Dr. Brock Fahrni Prize (Head of the Graduating
Class in Rehabilitation Medicine, B.S.R.
degree): Kathryn Heather Thom.
Governor-General's Gold Medal (Head of the
Graduating Classes in the Faculties of Arts and
Science, B.A. and B.Sc. degrees): Edmond
Dean Chow (Faculty of Science).
Hamber Medal (Head of the Graduating Class
in Medicine, M.D. degree, best cumulative
record in all years of course): Nicholas John
Horner Prize and Medal for Pharmaceutical
Sciences, $200 (Head of the Graduating Class in
Pharmaceutical Sciences, B.Sc. Pharm.
degree): Stephanie Soon.
Kiwanis Club Medal (Head of the Graduating
Class in Commerce and Business Administration, B.Comm. degree): Carolyn Jane Clark.
Law Society Gold Medal and Prize (call and admission fee) (Head of the Graduating Class in
Law, LL.B. degree): Angela Elizabeth Thiele.
H.R. MacMillan Prize in Forestry, $300 (Head
of the Graduating Class in Forestry, B.S.F.
degree): Barbara Jane Hawkins.
Physical Education and Recreation Faculty
Prize in Physical Education, $100 (Head of the
Graduating Class in Physical Education, B.P.E.
degree): Charles Herbert Curtis.
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal
(graduating student with the highest standing in
the School of Architecture): Russell Boyd
Wilfrid Sadler Memorial Gold Medal (Head of
the Graduating Class in Agricultural Sciences,
B.Sc. (Agr.) degree): Beena Maria Makhijani.
Special University Prize, $200 (Head of the
Graduating Class in Special Education, B.Ed,
degree): Linda Joan Emigh.
Special University Prize, $200 (Head of the
Graduating Class in Fine Arts, B.F.A. degree):
Theodore John Bergen.
Special University Prize, $200 (Head of the
Graduating Class in Home Economics, B.H.E.
degree): Wendy Bartholomew.
Special University Prize, $200 (Head of the
Graduating Class in Licentiate in Accounting):
Earl Brock Bykeman.
Special University Prize, $200 (Head of the
Graduating Class in Music, B.Mus. degree):
Islay-May Audrey Gordon.
University Medal for Arts and Science (proficiency in the graduating classes in the Faculties
of Arts and Science, B.A. and B.Sc. degrees):
Iain David Arthy. (Faculty of Arts).
46/The President's Report 1982-83 Touching moment during
UBC's 1983 Congregation
ceremony was the acceptance
by seven-year-old George
Manuel, fr., of the honorary
Doctor of Laws degree
conferred on his father, a
leading spokesman on behalf
of native Indians for more
than 40 years, who was unable
to attend the ceremony
because of illness. President
Douglas Kenny escorts the
young Manuel off the
platform following the
conferring of the degree by
Chancellor f. V. Clyne.
The President's Report 1982-83/47 MM
It is with deep regret that I record the names
of active and retired members of the UBC faculty who died during the 1982-83 academic year.
Active members of the faculty who died were:
Prof. Stuart D. Cavers, a UBC graduate and
member of the Department of Chemical
Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science
since 1955, on May 27, 1983;
Mr. Jack Douglas, a senior instructor in the
Department of Electrical Engineering since
1963, on Dec. 19, 1982;
Mr. Robert E. Mills, a lecturer in the Faculty
of Forestry since 1980, on July 25, 1983;
Mr. John O. Piercey, the University's associate registrar, on Oct. 31, 1982;
Gerald N. "Gerry" Savory, director of Public
Affairs Programs in the Centre for Continuing
Education and a member of the centre's staff
since 1964, on Oct. 6, 1982.
Retired members of the faculty who died
Dr. John Dean, who was associated with the
Department of Paediatrics of the Faculty of
Medicine on a part- and full-time basis from
1956 until his retirement on June 30, 1983, on
July 22, 1983;
Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Sybren H. de Jong, who carried out much of the
original mapping of the Canadian Northwest
Territories and a UBC faculty member from
1945 until 1975, in March, 1983;
Professor Emeritus H.M. "Harry" King, who
began his association with UBC as a member of
the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in 1918 and
who pioneered UBC extension services to the
agricultural community during an academic
and teaching career that spanned 36 years until
his retirement in 1954, on Jan. 5, 1983;
Professor Emeritus of Biology and Botany
T.M.C "Tommy" Taylor, a 1926 graduate of
UBC who returned to his alma mater in 1946
and was later named head of the Department of
Biology and Botany, a post he held until 1963,
on Aug. 6, 1983; and
Dean Emeritus of Commerce and Business
Administration Earle Douglas MacPhee, who
joined the UBC faculty in 1950 after a successful
teaching and business career in Canada and
England and later became the first dean of
Commerce and Business Administration, on
Sept. 25, 1982.
It is with deep personal sorrow that I record
the death on Dec. 8, 1982, of Dr. Allan M.
McGavin, chancellor of the University from
1969 to 1972 and a member of the Board of
Governors from 1966 until 1974. Dr. McGavin
was co-chairman of the 3-Universities Capital
Fund, which raised $21 million for capital construction at the three public universities and remain closely associated with UBC following his
retirement from the Board as a member of the
Health Sciences Centre Management Committee. He was a loyal supporter of the University
and will be greatly missed.
48/The President's Report 1982-83


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